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September 17, 2008: Application deadline for joint reporting workshop on decentralization in DRC

Francophone radio journalists from Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are invited to apply to attend a workshop on joint reporting, held by the Institut Panos Paris (IPP). The workshop will take place from September 29-October 4, 2008, in Kinshasa, DRC. The theme is “Problems with sharing and transferring skills and resources among different levels of government (central, provincial, and decentralized territorial entities).” The goal of the workshop is to reinforce the knowledge of participants about the state of the decentralization processes in the DRC and to facilitate the exchange of experiences among journalists on this topic. Journalists from the three countries will work together to co-produce joint articles to be broadcast on their respective radio stations. All costs (travel, accommodations, and local transportation) will be covered by IPP.

Journalists are invited to apply by sending the following via e-mail to one of the contacts listed below:
-curriculum vitae
-motivation letter
-a letter from your employer authorizing you to attend the workshop and committing to publish the article that you co-produce with your colleagues at the workshop
-an article that you have already produced on the theme of decentralization at the country or regional level.

For Burundi and Rwanda:
– Cyprien Ndikumana, IPP representative in Burundi and Rwanda: cyprien.ndikumana@panosparis.org
-Fiona Irakoze, head of the IPP mission in Bujumbura, Burundi: Fiona.irakoze@panosparis.org

For the DRC:
-Franck Mbumba, producer of l’antenne ouest in RDC: fmbumba@panosparis.org

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