[INFO EVENT] – Call for Applications – 2020 YSEALI Citizen Journalism and Free Flow of Information Workshop

The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seek candidates for the 2020 YSEALI Citizen Journalism and Free Flow of Information Workshop, which will be held on April 27-May 1, 2020, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The workshop will bring together 60 YSEALI members who, at the end of the workshop, will gain a practical understanding of citizen journalism, as well as the skills and resources needed to produce quality evidence-based reporting. Participants will also get the opportunity to practice their newfound citizen journalism skills in Siem Reap to produce compelling, fact-driven reports.

The workshop will include a mix of informational and seminar sessions to cover key topic areas and facilitate discussions among participants and trainers. These sessions will cover topics such as:

• Understanding citizen journalism and the free flow of information;
• Ethical and newsworthy reporting;
• Raising public awareness about citizen journalism;
• Resources for citizen journalists.

Requirements & Expectations:

  1. English-language proficiency
  2. Live in an ASEAN member country (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam) or TimorLeste
  3. Be registered as an YSEALI member.
  4. Between the ages of 25 and 35 at the time of the workshop
  5. Have knowledge, experience, or pursuing careers in journalism fields, communications, citizen journalism, blogging

After completion of the workshop, participants will belong to a regional network of citizen journalists. This is a great opportunity for journalists who want to work collaboratively to report on common problems across the region. Journalists who wish to gain blogging, citizen journalism, and fact-based reporting skills are strongly encouraged to apply. All travel, lodging, and program activity costs are fully funded by the U.S. Department of State.

Application Procedure:

Candidates are to send a softcopy of the following documents in English to yseali@state.gov no later than 20 January 2020:

  1. A statement of interest outlining what they hope to gain from the program and how they want to apply it (no more than 500 words)
  2. A proposal for a story you wish to produce using the lessons learned from the workshop (no more than 500 words)
  3. An updated resume/curriculum vitae
  4. A copy of your valid passport.

Further information can be accessed to the official website:


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