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RWI Accepting Applications for Media Training on Oil, Gas and Mining

Revenue Watch Institute  is offering journalists in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda an opportunity to expand and deepen their knowledge of the extractive industries through a six-month training program on covering the oil, gas and mineral sectors.

Without informed and responsive media providing oversight of the revenues from these industries, governance weakens and corruption rises. Moreover, citizens lack the knowledge to hold their governments accountable and are denied the opportunity to benefit fully from their country’s natural resource wealth.

The application process is open to reporters across all media platforms in the three countries who are early- to mid-career practitioners. Success applicants will be sponsored and are those who will demonstrate a strong interest in reporting about the extractive sectors of oil, gas and minerals. To fill out an application now, go to www.revenuewatch.org/mediatraining2013.

This is the fourth class in our ongoing media training program which is conducted in partnership with Ghana-based Penplusbytes, Journalists’ Environmental Association of Tanzania, African Centre for Media Excellence in Uganda, and Thomson Reuters Foundation.

An Africa regional foundation workshop for all the participants will take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from 3-12 July. Three parallel follow-up national workshops will be held in October on dates yet to be determined.

RWI and our partners take a holistic approach to our journalist trainings, combining workshops, roundtable discussions and field trips with expert dialogues, mentorships, reporting grants and presentations on topical issues.

Applications for the upcoming class will be accepted through 30 April, 2013.

Source: RWI

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