Soros Foundations in Central Asia organize “Youth in the 21st Century: Debating and Producing Media” summer camp that will last for 12 days (yahoo!) with young brilliant people aged 17 to 25.
So here is a deal:
Apart from age, the following thing is the last requirement: participants must be young people from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to be eligible for applying.
“This is a regional series of workshops that will be held during the summer and early autumn of 2011 for young people throughout the world. These workshops teach youth to be effective producers of media information by equipping them to produce and package content towards creating a better society,” Soros Foundation’s press-release says.
Purpose: bring together young people from different countries of the region to learn about issues within their society, debate them, and produce media projects about the relationship between media and society.
Participants will debate issues relating to how the media and youth do and should interact as well as what role this relationship plays in society at large. To provide a background for debates, participants will conduct research and have the chance to interact with local, regional and international experts in the journalism field. Finally, participants will improve their skills in actually producing new media by learning from instructors and making their own media projects.
Dates: July 7th – July 20th, 2011
Venue: Talisman Village Hotel, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan
Language of instruction: English (please note that translation from English WILL NOT be provided)
All costs associated with participation in a workshop (travel, visa, accommodation and meals) will be covered by organizers.