Iranian freelancers in exile invited to apply for Professional Skills Workshop

Iranian freelancers in exile invited to apply for Professional Skills Workshop
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 Written by Rory Peck Trust

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 email:karen@rorypecktrust.org, tel: 020 3219 7865 or through Facebook.
 
The deadline for completed applications is Friday 15 August.

Image:© Alex Murphy, used here under a Creative Commons licence. 
 

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