Australia-India Council

CBAA partners in grant to build capacity and share knowledge within citizen journalism

hfriedlander, 12th September 2017

The CBAA is partnering with (Jain University in India), (India) and Deakin University to build capacity and share knowledge within citizen journalism.

This innovative project will enable capacity-building, cross-border collaboration and knowledge-sharing between Indian and Australian community media practitioners and scholars. Citizen journalists and university students will receive intensive training to cover significant socio-economic issues for their respective communities.

The project aims to build capacity and share knowledge in citizen journalism enterprises including community radio stations. It will implement parallel initiatives in India and Australia, where citizen journalists and students will receive media production training to report on significant socio-economic issues. 

The project will use new media technologies to bolster participants’ knowledge of relevant issues and reporting skills, while showcasing pioneering efforts in community broadcasting in each country. Ideas exchange, workshops and reciprocal visits will enhance community media leaders’ capacity to assist citizen journalists and students to participate in low-cost effective communication campaigns.

The project will commence in January 2018, and is being funded by the Australia India Council grant, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government.

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