Short course Media and Humanitarian Action Approaches and Challenges 2020

This thematic short course is a full time executive training which focuses on the understanding of the media landscape in humanitarian settings in order to optimise interaction between media and humanitarians.

Information

Period

11 May 2020 - 15 May 2020
2 ECTS credits
40 Teaching hours
1 week

Language

English

Format

On-site

Contact

+41 (0)22 908 44 53
cerahgeneve(at)unige.ch

Location

Genève

Registration

Registration deadline

27 April 2020

Fees:

Total fees: CHF 1’500.-

Deposit: (upon acceptance of admission): CHF 200.-

There are no available scholarship for this programme.

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Objectives

  • Explain the media landscape (global & local) and the opportunities and challenges it presents to humanitarian organisations
  • Analyse the impact of the digital media revolution
  • Apply a media mapping tool and craft messages for the media
  • Develop critical analysis of the influence and power of the media and the benefits of proactive media relations
  • Reflect on the ethical dimensions of the relationship between journalists and humanitarian actors and of the production of news by the latter

Audience

Professional in humanitarian social and development organisations who wants to improve his competencies as well as reflect and capitalise on his experiences
Professional from other sectors who wishes to deepen his understanding of the contemporary humanitarian action and understand how to transfer his acquired competencies in that sector

Programme

  • Media Landscape and its Evolution
  • New Challenges of Global Journalism
  • Media Mapping
  • Journalists-aid Actors Interactions
  • The Use of Digital Media
  • Effective Oral Communication
  • Making Humanitarian News
  • Building and Passing a Message
  • Management of a Crisis Communication

Director(s)

Prof. Doris SCHOPPER, Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH), a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Jean-Marc BIQUET, CERAH

Admission criteria

  • Capacity of critical, reflective and strategic thinking and analysis.
  • Be fluent or have a very good level in English. A proof such a TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS Certificate or other certificate is required.

Number of participants

The number of participants is adapted to the chosen pedagogy.

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

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