New Perspective on “Fighting Poverty Positively”
4-week multimedia journalism course explored creative solution to an age-old challenge.
"Give a man a fish, he will thank you and return later to ask for more. Teach him how to catch a fish and he will never ask for more, but thank you in his heart for the rest of his life". Confucius 551-479 BC.
On November 16th, 16 reporters from Mekong Region completed the IMMF 4-week regional journalism course with the theme of “fighting poverty positively”. Journalists invested how international organizations, banks, non-profits and even local community leaders are finding ways to assist the poor become self-sufficient.
Professional trainers, Mary Price from BBC, UK and co-trainer Jeff Hodson lead the training which focused on a creative ways to combat poverty that are sustainable. We also included a photojournalism training element to help journalists take better photographs for their stories which was run by James Fuller.
The journalists had interviewed government and international officials in Bangkok, traveled to northern Thailand to visit grass-roots projects such as School for Life, coffee-growers, and community banks.