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School of Analytical Journalism Alumni Conduct Trainings in Their Home Cities

June 2018 CABAR.asia School of Analytical Journalism of continues to yield results. Over the past 4 months School alumni conducted series of trainings in their home cities and shared new knowledge and experience.

Bermet Ulanova (Kyrgyzstan) conducted a training on topic selection and information gathering for Bilesinbi.kg youth educational project on September 14, 2018. 2 persons participated in the training – the editor and the reporter of the project. In the morning before the start of the working day, the participants discussed the theoretical part of the trainings, and included the practical part in their daily work. In addition to the set theme, Tancholpon and Assel got access to all presentations and handouts from the School of Analytics.

Meanwhile, on October 2, Elvira Sultanmurat kyzy (Kyrgyzstan) conducted a training for students of the Department of Journalism of Osh State University and members of the Kloop Media journalism school on the topic “Analytical Journalism”. Students learned a basic course of journalism – writing news and analytical articles.

On October 6, 2018, a graduate of the School of Analytics, Artem Marussich (Kazakhstan), conducted a training on “Analytical Journalism” for the editorial board of Kostanay regional portal “Our Newspaper”.

On the same day, Yuriy Sarukhanyan (Uzbekistan), a graduate of the Program for Young Analysts, launched a series of analytics trainings at the European Studies Laboratory (EuLab) of the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED) in Tashkent.

“EuLab operates since December 2017. In the new educational season, we decided to expand the range of Lab activities by adding the “capacity building” component. Analytics trainings are one of the components of the new area of focus. Now we have already conducted 4 trainings. About 20 students, who are not scared by the fact that trainings are held on Saturday as the fourth class session, are the team of Lab analysts. Our goal is to form students’ own point of view on the main problems of international relations and free them from stereotypical and theoretical thinking,” notes Yuri Sarukhanyan.

Participants obtain information-gathering skills, learn how to correctly formulate arguments, back them up with relevant facts, and explore analytical and scientific articles in detail. By the end of the training, the participants will have to write their own articles. The best works will be published in the EuLab Analytical Bulletin.

School graduate Jamshed Marupov has been impressively actively involved in practical activities, conducting three training courses on multimedia journalism and one training on fact checking in various cities of Tajikistan. Thanks to Jamshed, the participants became acquainted with a new genre of journalism and able to determine its importance in the century of technological development. Emerging journalists from Khujand, Isfara, and Dushanbe learned how to produce journalistic materials, fact-check and to use the multimedia services in their work. Jamshed Marupov actively continues to plan new trainings and share his knowledge with young people.

We look forward to the upcoming trainings from the rest of the participants of the School of Analytical Journalism!