YEREVAN HOSTS WORKSHOP ON CITIZEN JOURNALISM FOR REPRESENTATIVES OF NATIONAL MINORITIES

PanARMENIAN.Net
July 27, 2010 - 18:28 AMT 13:28 GMT

Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) organized a workshop on
Citizen Journalism for Representatives of National Minorities on July
23-25, 2010.

During the workshop the representatives of national minorities got
acquainted with information dissemination tools in Internet, as well
as basic principles and ethics that guide journalism. The seminar
had theoretical and practical studies.

As a result of the seminar, the participants obtained skills which
will give them the opportunity to give voice to their community and
its concerns through the Internet.

On the first day of the workshop, the participants got acquainted
with a number of Internet tools and programmes; they gained skills
on Internet writing and posting their own stories there and did
practical assignments.

The second day of the seminar was dedicated to opening blogs, ethical
principles of blogging and effective information dissemination through
social networks.

As a result of the workshop, the participants are now able to open
blogs, learned how to use them efficiently and applied the skills
gained right in the course of the seminar by preparing their own photo
and video stories. The workshop was conducted by Gegham Vardanyan
of Internews Media Support NGO and Arthur Papyan, an expert at Media
Diversity Institute.

The seminar is organized by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting
supported by funding from the Foreign Ministry of Norway, the director
of the IWPR Office in Armenia, Seda Muradyan told PanARMENIAN.Net
reporter.




From: A. Papazian