Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 301

Posts Tagged ‘journalist’

Seminar in Rome for Journalist Covering the Catholic Church

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 4 settembre 2016

università santa croceROME. From September 5 to 11, 2016, the School of Church Communications at Rome’s Pontifical University of Santa Croce offers the fifth edition of its week-long seminar designed to equip journalists with the tools to enhance their coverage of today’s Roman Catholic Church. Entitled “The Church Up Close: Covering Catholicism in the Age of Francis.” and conducted in English, the seminar is open to all working journalists, but the number of participants is limited. Previous seminars have seen the participation of reporters from media outlets such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, Il Corriere della Sera, El País, the BBC and Le Monde, to name a few.Among this year’s guest speakers are George Cardinal Pell, Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy; Peter Cardinal Kodwo Appiah Turkson, Prefect of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace; Msgr. Antoine Camilleri, Under-Secretary for Relations with States Vatican Secretariat of State; Rev. Samir Khalil Samir, from Pontifical Oriental Institute (Rome); Rev. Geno Sylva, from the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization; Fr. Sebastian Vazhakala, General Superior and co-founder of the Contemplative Missionaries of the Charity (Sta. Teresa of Calcutta); Prof. Maria Luisa Di Pietro, Member of the National Bioethics Committee (Italy), and Greg Burke, Director Press Office of the Holy See.The Church Up Close provides an insight into the nature of the Catholic Church and the inner workings of the Vatican. Conference sessions and interactive workshops address topics from the financial life of the Holy See, the future of the marriage, the reform of the Curia, Christians and the Arab world, the Magisterium of Pope Francis, new challenges in Bioethics, Ecumenism and Inter-religious Dialogue, and the state of the Church in Asia or Africa.In addition to conference sessions, this week-long seminar features on-site visits and personal meetings with curial officials and veteran Vatican correspondents. The goal is to provide both a basic understanding of the Vatican and an in-depth analysis of specific hot-button issues regarding the Church today. Journalists seeking to meet the demand with quality information are given the opportunity with The Church Up Close. According to the president of the organizing committee, Rev. Prof. John Wauck, “Covering an institution as old and as large as the Catholic Church has always been a huge challenge, and in today’s shrinking world, it’s becoming ever more necessary to tell even local stories about the Church from a global perspective. The seminar should help reporters do that. What’s more, Rome is an ideal setting for reflecting on religion and the media with journalists from around the world.”

Posted in Estero/world news, Roma/about Rome | Contrassegnato da tag: , , | Leave a Comment »

AidEx 2016 Humanitarian & Development Journalism Award – final call for entries

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 1 settembre 2016

GiornalistiBrussels. AidEx, the leading forum for the international aid and development community, would like to inform the global journalism community that the deadlines for entries to the 2016 edition of the AidEx Humanitarian & Development Journalism Award is this Friday, 2 September. Submissions and nominations are still being accepted on our website until this date.The award celebrates the best of humanitarian and development reporting and photojournalism. In 2015, the winners of the award were Holly Young, from The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network (for reporting) and Victor Lacken, of Lensman Media Services (for photojournalism). Learn more about last year’s finalists and winners here.The AidEx Humanitarian & Development Journalism Award is run in partnership with NRS International, a leading international manufacturer of innovative products for the humanitarian aid, public health and development sectors.Nominations for the Award will be judged by an independent panel of experts and by an online public vote. Two winners will be selected in the Photojournalism and Reporting categories respectively; they will receive a trophy and cash prize of €2,500, conferred in person at AidEx in Brussels on 17 November 2016.
Now in its 6th year, AidEx is a major international conference and exhibition for humanitarian and development professionals of all stripes. Its fundamental aim is to engage the sector at every level and provide a forum for the visitors to meet, source, supply, and learn. The two-day event taking place in Brussels annually was created to help the international aid and development community come together in a neutral setting, drive innovation and support the ever-growing need for emergency aid and development programmes.
The theme for AidEx 2016 is “Localisation”, and the event will take place on the 16 and 17 November 2016 at Brussels Expo, in Brussels, Belgium.
NRS International is a family-run company that develops and manufactures products for the humanitarian aid, public health and development sectors. It aims to improve the everyday lives of people in need by providing cost-effective aid essentials. Headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is the parent company to three subsidiaries:
NRS Relief offers core relief items and multi-purpose shelters
Flexiway Solar Solutions provides fit-for-purpose solar products
TANA Netting manufactures WHOPES-recommended DawaPlus® 2.0 insecticide treated nets as a tool for malaria control and prevention.

Posted in Estero/world news, Recensioni/Reviews | Contrassegnato da tag: , , | Leave a Comment »

New online free course on opinion polls media reporting

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 Mag 2016

European Journalist centreAAPOR, ESOMAR and WAPOR have collaborated to launch the first-ever international online training tool for journalists to help improve media reporting about polls and survey results around the world. Aimed at journalists, media students, bloggers, voters and anyone who wants to know why polls work and how they are conducted, the course is hosted by Poynter, which provides online training for journalists. Thanks to AAPOR, ESOMAR and WAPOR funding, the course is available free of charge.This course will help journalists understand and interpret opinion polls to ensure their reports are as objective as possible and identify what they need to know about a study so they can more critically assess poll quality. The study of people’s attitudes and beliefs about political and social issues often deals with highly contentious subjects such as immigration and voting intentions that arouse huge public interest. Properly conducted opinion polls use statistical methods to provide the public, politicians and the media with objective measures of people’s attitudes and intentions, allowing the voice of the general public to be heard. They also help guide policy by giving decision-makers impartial and unbiased information about what the public wants.
Mollyann Brodie, President of AAPOR, said “This international course will help journalists understand why the questions asked, the type of people who were included in the survey and the timing of the poll can all impact the poll results. This will improve their ability to interpret the results and ensure professional and unbiased reporting.” Finn Raben, Director General of ESOMAR, speaking on behalf of the ESOMAR Council, added “The course will also help journalists explain why polls covering the same election can produce different results or why the outcome of an election might deviate from the result ‘predicted’ by the polls. We also believe that it is important that journalists check which polls they should be more cautious about reporting.”
Patricia Moy, President of WAPOR, said “Polls can also signal to journalists emerging political concerns. This is incredibly important during an election campaign when candidates are running neck-to-neck. We hope journalists all over the world will sign up and learn more about how to report on opinion polls.” The content is based on a course originally developed for the US by AAPOR. It has been updated to cover the latest methodologies including online polls, and expanded with examples from all over the world for international coverage.

Posted in Estero/world news, Spazio aperto/open space | Contrassegnato da tag: , , | Leave a Comment »

Alltech and the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists announce 2015 A+ Award winners

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 28 aprile 2015

altech[Dublin, Ireland] – Alltech and the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists (IAEJ) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Alltech ‘A+’ Awards for outstanding coverage of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy.
The A+ Awards were established in 2010 by Alltech, in collaboration with the IAEJ, to reward creativity, passion and excellence in equestrian journalism. The focus of the awards program this year was the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.
The highly competitive contest, which attracted entries from around the world, was judged by Grania Willis, FEI communications director; Alan Smith, former Daily Telegraph equestrian correspondent and photographer Peter Llewellyn, photo manager for the 2012 London Olympic and 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games. “We witnessed tremendous equestrian athleticism and dedication during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, but behind the scenes there were some heroes. Those heroes were the journalists in the press centre, who battled the elements and survived on very little sleep in order to deliver the triumphant stories and unforgettable images of the Games to fans throughout the world,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. “We are delighted to honour these equestrian sport journalists for their passionate dedication and skilled storytelling.”
The winners of this year’s Alltech A+ Award are:
Article Category: Sébastien Roullier, France; “La Semaine Qui A Changé La Vie du Rudolphe Scherer,” published in Grand Prix Magazine
Broadcast Category: Jan Tönjes, Germany; show jumping broadcast from the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, broadcast on St. Georg LIVE.
Photo Category: Mollie Bailey, USA; photo of Sandra Auffarth, gold medalist in eventing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, published in The Chronicle of the Horse
Jan Tönjes, the editor of St. Georg magazine, is a two-time winner, having also scooped the award in 2013. Each of the winners receives an Alltech “A+” award and a $500 prize. “The IAEJ is extremely grateful to Alltech for its continued recognition of the media and its contribution to equestrian sport,” said Pamela Young, IAEJ president. “Alltech’s generous support for these awards is much appreciated by our members who work tirelessly to convey the passion and beauty of our sport worldwide.”Award recipients will be honoured at major events throughout the spring. Details will be coordinated with the winners. Alltech, which also sponsored the Hoofbeats grants in 2014, will continue to sponsor the Alltech A+ Awards in 2015.
Founded in 1980 by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech improves the health and performance of people, animals, and plants through natural nutrition and scientific innovation. With more than 3,500 employees and a presence in 128 countries, the company has developed a strong regional presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Alltech was title sponsor for the World Equestrian Games in 2010 and 2014, the National Horse Show from 2011-2013, and the European Championships for Jumping and Dressage in 2009. The company is also continuing sponsorship of the Royal Windsor Horse Show and Olympia: the London International Horse Show. (photo Altech)

Posted in Cronaca/News, Estero/world news, Recensioni/Reviews | Contrassegnato da tag: , , , | Leave a Comment »

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) announced that it will be launching its new Verification Handbook in January 2014

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 novembre 2013

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ...

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid responders, which provides step-by-step guidelines for using user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.In a crisis situation, social networks are overloaded with situational updates, calls for relief, reports of new developments, and rescue information. Reporting the right information is often critical in shaping responses from the public and relief workers; it can literally be a matter of life or death.The Verification Handbook draws on the experiences of practitioners from some of the world’s top news organisations, including the BBC, Storyful, ABC, and Digital First Media, to equip journalists with the skills to accurately serve the public with these necessary updates. The handbook will be freely available online to anyone interested in brushing up on their verification skills beginning Tuesday the 28th of January 2014. A print version will also be available to order soon thereafter.This EJC initiative is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, as well as by the African Media Initiative (AMI). The project is endorsed by numerous international organisations including UNHCR, UNAOC, and UNDP.

Posted in Estero/world news | Contrassegnato da tag: , , , | Leave a Comment »

Today the European Journalism Centre (EJC) announced that it will be launching its new Verification Handbook in January 2014

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 5 novembre 2013

JOURNALISTS

JOURNALISTS (Photo credit: drinksmachine)

The Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid responders, which provides step-by-step guidelines for using user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.In a crisis situation, social networks are overloaded with situational updates, calls for relief, reports of new developments, and rescue information. Reporting the right information is often critical in shaping responses from the public and relief workers; it can literally be a matter of life or death.The Verification Handbook draws on the experiences of practitioners from some of the world’s top news organisations, including the BBC, Storyful, ABC, and Digital First Media, to equip journalists with the skills to accurately serve the public with these necessary updates. The handbook will be freely available online to anyone interested in brushing up on their verification skills beginning Tuesday the 28th of January 2014. A print version will also be available to order soon thereafter.This EJC initiative is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, as well as by the African Media Initiative (AMI). The project is endorsed by numerous international organisations including UNHCR, UNAOC, and UNDP.

Posted in Estero/world news, Recensioni/Reviews | Contrassegnato da tag: , , , | Leave a Comment »

Journalists Caritas closes local office in conflict hit northern Mali

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 3 aprile 2012

Bamako, Mali

Bamako, Mali (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Caritas Mali says its local office in Gao in northern Mali was destroyed along with the local church after Tuareg rebels seized the city at the weekend. Despite the conflict in the north and a coup last month, Caritas Mali says its operations providing desperately needed food aid to the rest of the country continue. The Tuareg rebels have seized three regional capitals in as many days. The main rebel group is the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA). They are operating alongside the Islamist group Ansar Edine, who have links to Al Qaeda’s north African branch. Fr Jean-Jacques, director of Caritas Gao said, “Caritas staff fled Gao on Saturday. We learned from our guard today that the centre and the church compound have been destroyed.
“We have received calls from the small Catholic community left in Gao. They are now in hiding, fearing for their lives.” Fr Jean-Jacques says there are about 200 Catholics in Gao The capital of Mali is calm. “All is normal here in Bamako,” said Théodore Togo, the Secretary General of Caritas Mali.”We are monitoring the situation in the north. Apart from in Gao and in Mopti temporally, our programme continues in assisting people affected by the food crisis.” Caritas Mali is distributing corn, millet, rice and sorghum, as well as seeds to over 100,000 people affected by a growing food crisis. “If the rebels limit their activities to the north, then the majority of our aid programmes will be able to continue as planned,” said Théodore Togo. A coup last month toppled President Amadou Toumani Toure, adding further insecurity to volatile situation in Mali. Caritas members in Niger are also providing food aid to refugees who have fled the conflict in northern Mali.

Posted in Estero/world news | Contrassegnato da tag: , , , | Leave a Comment »