Short course Media and Humanitarian Action 2021

This course provides a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of traditional and digital media. It focuses specifically on the uses of media in humanitarian settings and with humanitarian organisations.

Information

Period

3 May 2021 - 7 May 2021
2 ECTS credits
20 Teaching hours
1 week. Around 50 hours of work for the whole course, including: • Approximately 20 hours of face-to-face teaching (lectures, media training) • Approximately 30 hours of self-study time (readings, reflexive analysis)

Language

English

Format

On-site

Contact

Location

Genève

Registration

Registration deadline

19 April 2021
APPLICATION DEADLINE 2 weeks before the start of the course. For candidates who need a VISA: 6 weeks before the start of the course

Fees:

Total fees: CHF 1’500.-

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

There is no available scholarship for this programme.

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development

Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the media landscape (global & local) and the opportunities and challenges it presents to humanitarian organisations
  • Analyse the impact of the digital media revolution
  • Analyse the limits and constraints of relations between the media and humanitarian organisations
  • Use the media as a strategic communications channel to support humanitarian programmes and operations
  • Prepare and give an effective media interview (broadcast, print, online)

Audience

Professionals in the humanitarian, development or social sector looking to develop their competencies in communication through various media
Professionals working in the communication, or journalism fields who wish to gain specific knowledge of humanitarian interactions with media before changing their professional career towards humanitarian action.
Graduate students with relevant volunteer or intern experience, looking to undertake a postgraduate course with a view to entering the humanitarian sector.

Programme

  • • International media landscape and challenges
    • The use of digital media at field level
    • Journalists- aid actors interaction
    • Traditional media: Between independence and instrumentalisation
    • Making of humanitarian news: Media training

Director(s)

Prof. Karl BLANCHET, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Dr. Jean-Marc BIQUET, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies

Admission criteria

  • Documents required:

  • CV (Résumé)
  • Scanned copy of passport
  • More information about the admission process can be found on our application page.

Number of participants

The number of participants is adapted to the chosen pedagogy.

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development

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