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Advanced Broadcast Training, Lebanon

25th September 2017 @ 9:00 am - 27th September 2017 @ 5:00 pm

On September 25th , 26th and 27th   2017  the OPEN Media Hub is organising an Advanced Broadcast Training for journalists and producers of Lebanese media with renowned broadcast journalist trainer Sofia Amara. Ms Amara is an award-winning documentary author and works for France 2 Envoyé Spécial, Canal+, Arte and France 24.

The Advanced Broadcast Training session will cover news production orientated courses designed to improve independent and objective reporting and to expand industry relevant skills notably through: reporting, storytelling, narration. The Workshop will aim to produce stories by putting into practice the skills set in real time for real output.

 The Advanced Broadcast Training session will have a special focus on the following themes; Investigative Reporting: the storytelling and narration process that it involves. How and what to film, how to illustrate an investigative story

 Through the specific formats described below, applicants to participate in the workshop should suggest 3 stories, on topical subject that are of interest to them, with a wider impact regionally. These stories are to be submitted and discuss and prepared ahead of the training with Thomson Foundation expert trainer Sophia Amara: 

  • Investigative story, 2’30-5’00 We want to look at stories from Lebanon today through the eyes of real people and real life situations;
  • Feature story, 1’30-2’00 Topical issue, relevant EU related story;
  • Short story, 1’30 – “BEING 20” What do the youth aspire to today?

The“BEING 20” story can be done by the journalist answering the questions him/herself, or interviewing one or several youths. Possible questions might include:

  • Tells us who you are and what is it to be young in your country? “being 20”
  • What do the youth aspire to, today?
  • What do you think defines you- or the youth – the most?
  • Add 2 questions of your choosing
  • Film these answers to these 5 questions in;
    • different locations
    • through different interviews
    • Allowing 30 ‘seconds for each answer, choosing each time, a different angle, framing, location, or movement, travelling shot.
    • You may also choose to take one theme and look at 5 aspects of a question;
  • Build in a 20’ seconds intro situating your country/town as if you were addressing someone who had never been there.

The participants are asked to write their proposal in the online application form below and discuss them remotely with the trainer Sophia Amara ahead of the training. These stories can be pre-shot, and journalists will then have 3 days to work on the story, shooting, editing, finalise the scripting on the 25th  / 26th / 27th  September. These stories will then be broadcast by their authors and also made available on the OPEN Media Hub’s Content Exchange Platform, for exchange between the participants locally and regionally.



25th September 2017 @ 9:00 am
27th September 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Beirut, Lebanon


OPEN Media Hub