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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

CITIZEN JOURNALISM :3 days certificate workshop in Mumbai Jan 2011

The JM Foundation for Excellence in Journalism (JM stands for Journalism Mentor) is partnering with The American Center and KC College to host a special Citizen Journalism 3 days Workshop for college students in January. From 7 to 9 January 2011.

The three day workshop is a Certificate course which will be conducted by eminent Journalists from India and abroad apart from experts who will cover subjects like news gatheriing, Civic, Press Police and Consumer Laws, RTI, basic writing skills and technology.

What participants will be taught:

· Skill-sets to gather and verify facts

· Laws which impact their life and newsgathering (Civic Law, Police law, Press laws, Consumer and Human Rights laws)

· Basics of Right to Information Act (RTI)

· Writing skills

· Hands-on training on use of technology in writing

· Session on ethics and values.

· International and Indian perspective/practice of Citizen Journalism

HOW TO REGISTER: log on to ; Send your CV to or call on 022- 40158250/9820985853

REGISTRATION FEE: Rs.1250/-(per student); Rs.750/- (per student if a group of five students or more)

FEE INCLUDES: Reading material, a permanent email id and access to the citizens initiative website and food on all days

REGISTRATION PROCESS: Send a draft or cheque favouring “JM Foundation for Excellence in Journalism” and a hard copy of your CV to 302, Shubham centre “A” CHSL, Cardinal Gracias road, Chakala, Andheri East, Mumbai 400099.




JM Foundation for Excellence in Journalism is a not for profit institution. JM stands for Journalism Mentor. The Foundation is an initiative of senior journalists Shishir Joshi and Aloke Thakore who are also the course directors. JM also conducts a one-year mentorship program:

We believe that India needs vigorous citizen journalism since it is well nigh impossible, for various reasons, for the news media organizations to cover all issues that need to be brought into the public eye.The citizen journalism initiative will train citizen journalists and also provide them with a forum where they report. JM is committed to taking the citizen empowerment programme across India.For further details visit: / /

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