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Swedish group offers seminar on journalism and democracy
Written by International Journalists' Network   
Journalists from Africa, Asia and Latin America are eligible for a training program on journalism and democracy, scheduled for June 5 to 23 in Sweden. Application deadline: February 15.

The seminar, which will take place in Kalmar and Stockholm, will focus on the opportunities and obstacles of independent journalism, ethics and newsroom organization, among other topics. The Sweden-based Institute for Further Education of Journalists (FOJO) is organizing the event.
Participants will attend workshops, seminars, discussion groups and study visits at FOJO’s headquarters in Kalmar. The last four days of the program will take place in Stockholm. Twenty journalists with a strong command of English and extensive professional experience will be accepted into the program.

The program aims to gather journalists from different social and political backgrounds to scrutinize the media’s role in democracy, to network, and to help find solutions for journalism development. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) will cover travel and lodging costs for participants.

The program is open to journalists from these countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Botswana, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Senegal, Syria, Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

To apply or for more information:
http://www.fo.hik.se/Sidor/FojoInter_NewsInfo/051108_JoD.html.
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