On May 27th and June 1st and 2nd 2016 the EU-funded Project Open Media Hub is organising a Advance Broadcast Training for journalists and producers of Moldovan media.
The Advance broadcast Training Class will cover news production orientated courses designed to improve independent and objective reporting. To expand industry relevant skills notably through: Giving broadcasters the trade skills they need to expand their audiences across converged platforms. Workshops will be aimed to produce stories by putting into practice the skills set in real time for real output.
25 years after the end of the USSR, and as the EU integration progresses, the face of Moldova has been changed, maybe forever, by migration. We want to take a video snapshot of the modern nation and ask – “How has migration changed our country?”
In your reports, we want to look at the face of Moldova today through the eyes of real people and real life situations. With over 40% of the population of Moldova working abroad, how has this affected your community? Was does it mean for the workforce in critical areas such as health or education? How does migration affect what people think of their country – young v old? What do parents of young people who are working abroad think – are they worried for their children? Is migration affecting the social and cultural fabric of society? Is the absence of people making old traditions die and seeing new ways? brought in from abroad? What do the older generations feel about seeing the young leave? What do the young teenagers today aspire to? What are the authorities doing to persuade people to stay – is there a hope that the exodus will slow down?
The participants will be asked to come with a proposal of a story to be discuss with the trainer Kevin Bishop on May 27th they will then have 4 days to work on the story, planning, shooting and editing. They will then reconvene with the trainer on 1st & 2nd June, to finalize the edits the scripting. These stories will then be made available on the Open Media hub’s platform and website, for exchange between the participants locally and regionally.
The Project “Open Media Hub” aims at increasing the professional skills of journalists and media managers and supporting the production of audio-visual content and online material in the European Neighbourhood countries, to contributing to the development of independent media.
Kevin Bishop is an independent television news producer, media consultant and trainer. Beginning his career with NBC News in Moscow, he spent 23 years as a senior producer with BBC News. He has worked in many locations around the world as a field producer including stints as bureau chief for the BBC Bureaux in Moscow and New York, producer in Brussels, Johannesburg and Nairobi. He planned and ran the BBC’s coverage of the funeral of Nelson Mandela; he ran teams at the FIFA World Cup from 1998 to 2014; in the lead up to London 2012 he was series producer for the multi-media project World Olympic Dreams. Currently he works as a trainer at the BBC Academy, consults for a variety of international broadcasters in the UK and overseas and is developing a career as a lecturer at UK Universities. Originally from Cornwall, Kevin lives in West London and is a keen fan of QPR football club and the England cricket team.