Internship program for journalistsInternships 21.07.2013
Polish - Czech - Slovak Solidarity
Foundation starts the twelfth edition of the journalists internship program
Since 1996, the Polish-Czech-Slovak Solidarity Foundation has been
conducting the "Independent media" program
– internships and study visits for journalists and editors working in the
print and electronic media. So far, some 400 people representing every
post-Soviet country have taken part in the Foundation's 2- and 3-week
programs in Poland.
The twelfth edition of the "Independent media" program is planned for this
year. Nearly 20 journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia,
Moldova, Russia and Ukraine will be invited to Poland. During study visits,
they will have an opportunity to visit the editorial offices of newspapers
and magazines, radio and TV stations, internet portals and information
agencies. They will acquaint themselves with the work and experiences of
their Polish colleagues. The study visits will be tailored to the
professions and specializations of the guests. Also planned are seminars and
lectures on such subjects as: the transformation of the Polish media after
1989, laws regulating public and private media, investigative journalism,
media ethics, journalists' organizations, advertising and the media, the
problem of competition in the media, political lobbying and independence of
The program is financed by the National Endowment for Democracy (USA).
Participants will be selected by means of an open competition, with the
winners chosen by the social Council of the Programme, consisting of:
Grzegorz Miecugow (television TVN) - Chairman of the Council,
Roman Imielski (the daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza),
Michał Kacewicz (the weekly magazine Newsweek Poland),
Anna Łubian-Halicka (television TVP Warszawa) Jarosław Szostakowski
(Polish–Czech–Slovak Solidarity Foundation), Bartosz Węglarczyk
(the daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita).
The Council will also evaluate implementation of the Project.
Please, find enclosed the information package on "Independent media"
program and send it to your friends and collaborators who may be interested