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Iranian freelancers in exile invited to apply for Professional Skills Workshop

Iranian freelancers in exile invited to apply for Professional Skills Workshop

RPT has places available on a unique 3-day course for Iranian freelance journalists living in the UK.

The Rory Peck Trust is running a 3-day Professional Skills workshop designed specifically for the needs of Iranian freelance journalists living in exile in the UK.  The course will take place in London on 19-21 September 2014.

This unique workshop will give Iranian journalists the professional and personal skills needed to help develop a successful freelance career in the UK.  Sessions will cover topics including self-marketing, pitching to editors, legal issues, writing style and social media. Attendees will also be introduced to UK-based Persian and English-language media outlets.

All sessions will be run by successful Iranian journalists who are currently working with a range of media outlets.
The workshop is free to attend, with related travel costs covered by RPT.

To attend, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • You must be an Iranian freelance journalist in exile in the UK.
  • You must have had to leave Iran because of safety concerns related to your journalistic work.
  • You must be a legal resident in the UK and have permission to work.
  • Sufficient English-language knowledge is required to complete an application form and undergo training in English (fluency is not necessary).
  • Participants can be from any journalistic discipline (print, photo, video etc.).
  • Participants should be passionate and highly motivated to enter the UK media market prior to the workshop.
For an application form, please contact RPT's Eurasia Researcher via, tel: 020 3219 7865 or through Facebook.
The deadline for completed applications is Friday 15 August.

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