Training program on justice and judicial information

Jan 20, 2019 | Judiciary, Justice

PRAVO-Journalism is looking for 30 Ukrainian journalists, with 2 to 15 years of professional experience with a print, television, radio, agency or web media, wishing to train or improve their skills in covering justice and the courts.

From 15 January 2019, the EU Project "Pravo-Justice" will launch three-day workshops in Kyiv on journalism techniques and methods in the courts, with an introduction to one genre: the "judicial chronicle".

Every six months, a new group of ten interns will participate in three-day training sessions in the capital and the region, supervised by international journalists specializing in trial coverage and recognized Ukrainian professionals.

In partnership with your editors, we will support you in the production of reports adapted to your media, in order to help you gain expertise in a rich journalistic specialization of primary importance for Ukrainian society.

The Project: from France to Ukraine

PRAVO-Journalism is a training programme on justice and judicial information for Ukrainian journalists, set up in 2019 by Canal France International - CFI, the leading French agency for international media development.

This training operation for journalists is part of the EU Project "Pravo-Justice", launched in 2017, a programme to support judicial sector reform coordinated by several international donors and financed by the European Union.

The Project is led by Expertise France, in partnership with JCI (France), CPMA (Lithuania), DCAF (Switzerland), for the institutional components, and Canal France International -CFI, for the implementation of its media component.

For many decades, the French media have developed a particular expertise in the coverage of legal cases and in the journalistic writing adapted to these cases. Several French journalists will come to coach the trainees.

Wanted profiles

PRAVO-Journalism is looking for participants with a minimum of 2 years of professional experience. Journalists attached to an editorial staff or freelance, they must demonstrate a capacity to produce in a Ukrainian press, radio, audiovisual, agency or web medium.

Candidates must demonstrate an interest in the coverage of police & justice cases, court coverage and a willingness to use this material to inform society about the major issues related to justice and its reform.

We are looking for candidates from Kyiv, but also from all regions of Ukraine, both male and female. Easy practice of English (secondarily French) is an obvious advantage for participation in the project, but motivation and the desire to progress will prevail.

Each candidate (with the agreement of his editor-in-chief) undertakes to be available for three weekends of training. For the first group of ten selected journalists, the dates will be as follows: 15-18 February; 20-22 April; 19 June-1 July.

Each candidate undertakes to produce at least one journalistic production, accompanied by CFI's international and Ukrainian coaches, at the end of each workshop. Material support will be provided for each of these productions.

Travel, accommodation and food costs during the workshops will be covered by the PRAVO-Journalism and CFI project.


Applications must be submitted by e-mail by individual candidates or proposed by the editors before 1 February 2019.


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