APPLY FOR THE NEXT IMMF COURSE!
Print Journalism with a Photojournalism Element
October 18 – November 15, 2008
Today, 9.4% of the population in Asia is aged 60 or over. In 2050, almost one in four people will be over 60, and Asia will be home to almost two-thirds of the world’s older population.
Ageing Asia is the theme of a four-week journalism training course which will explore the challenges an ageing population brings to governments, local communities and older people themselves. This print journalism program also includes a photographic element to help journalists take better photographs for their stories.
Journalists will visit old-age homes where older people live abandoned by their families, and communities where grandparents are returning to work to support their grandchildren whose parents have died of AIDS. Additionally, Thailand started a mandatory pension plan for company employees (about three per cent of a person's salary). Is this the solution to an ageing Asia and how are other countries in the region preparing for the future?
Participants will explore these and other age-related issues during the course sponsored by the Indochina Media Memorial Foundation. The course, which will be conducted in Thailand, is open to 16 working journalists from Burma, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. Applicants should have a minimum of three years’ work experience and be reasonably fluent in English. The entire course is conducted in the English language.
If you are interested, download the application form here.
Then print and fill in the form, attach 6 photos of yourself and mail to:
Karin Madison, Project Director
TWF Bldg. 3F
188 Mu 3, Soi Pha Muang
Thanon Chotana, T. Chang Phuak
A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50300
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS JULY 28, 2008.