Ten agricultural journalists will participate in the third Annual IFAJ Master Class prior to our 2012 IFAJ Congress. The Master Class will start on Sunday, August 12, with a ‘Getting Familiar Evening’ followed by peer-to-peer workshops on Monday and Tuesday. The agricultural journalists represent nine countries.
Burkina Faso Inoussa Maiga
Burundi Jean de Dieu (John) Ininahazwe
Congo Roger Vutsoro
Gambia Sang Mendy
Rwanda Cryspin Kayitare
Tanzania Enos Masanja Matonange and Susuma Msikula Susuma
Zambia Calvin Kakoma Kaleyi
Brazil Analice Lourenci
Ecuador Nelly Romero Jara
Workshops are given by IFAJ member journalists, making it a true peer-to-peer teaching and learning experience. Subject matters covered include interviewing skills, new media, as well as trends in agricultural journalism and ethics.
Most attending journalists are closely affiliated with organizations of smallholders and family farmers in their native countries.
José van Gelder of Agriterra, the agricultural development agency based in the Netherlands, is in charge of organizing the event.
The first day of the Master Class is combined with the first day of the Young Leaders Boot Camp.
Starting August 12, the experiences of the journalists can be followed on a special blog that the participants will build for this purpose.
And of course, through the tweets, also shown at www.www.ifaj.org.