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Here are the Archived entries for 09 2006


First ISAF PRT Course held at the NATO School
Contributed by SGM Sjon Selles, NLD AF, NATO School Public Affairs Office   
The NATO School has successfully conducted the first International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Pre Deployment Course from 18 - 22 September 2006. Fifty students from 20 nations attended the course.  The course attracted junior officers, senior officers, and civilians. The aim of this course is to provide common knowledge and understanding of the ISAF mission to personnel dealing with PRTs and to harmonize structures within the NATO chain of command. Thus it is designed to prepare future NATO/ISAF personnel for their forthcoming deployments to Afghanistan.

This pilot course was run by experts from Joint Forces Command Brunssum as well as from Head Quarters ISAF. Subject matter experts from NATO Head Quarters, Allied Command Transformation, ISAF, JFC Brunssum, Allied Land Component Command, Allied Air Component Command, United Nations Assistance Mission Agency, and Combined Allied Forces Command contributed to this course with lectures and panel discussions.


Armenian Journalism students eligible for fellowship
Contributed by International Journalists' Network   

A master’s program in journalism in Armenia is accepting applications for registration, fellowships and financial assistance until September 10.

Organizers will select 10 to 12 participants for the two-year program. The course is scheduled to begin September 15.

Tuition for the Yerevan State University, Armenia School of Journalism program is AMD300,000 (about US$760). However, partial tuition waivers and help finding financial assistance are available.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree, a commitment to journalism, excellent knowledge of a foreign language and basic computer literacy. While organizers say that future programs will be open internationally, Armenians are only eligible to apply to the September 2006, to May 2008 program. Journalists and experts from the United States, Western Europe and the Caucasus will lead the program.

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