What will you learn?
How to produce an analytical article
How to develope a longer policy brief or publication
How to work with sources and referencing
How to proof and present your work for publication
How to get yourself known as a young researcher
How to use social media to expand your reach
The Director of the Foreign Policy Centre since November 2017, overseeing the FPC's operations and strategic direction. He had previously been the Policy Director at the Foreign Policy Centre from 2008-2017. His research focuses on human rights and governance issues, particularly in the former Soviet Union. He also writes on UK foreign policy and EU issues. His previous roles included work as a consultant on EU consumer protection issues and working with Israeli and Palestinian trade unions and civil society groups. He studied at Geography at the University of Edinburgh as an undergraduate and Development Studies with Special Reference to Central Asia as a post-grad.
Poppy joined the Foreign Policy Centre as Events and Projects Officer in 2019. Her previous roles include working in direct outreach, and project design and development for various non-profits and international organisations with a focus on migration. She has a Masters in Post-war Recovery Studies from the PRDU, University of York that focused on the influence of digital humanitarians on the response to the refugee and migrant crisis in Greece.
The founder of Valent Projects, a digital communications agency for social impact. A former Chatham House associate fellow, Amil came to government after an award-winning career in journalism, working for the BBC and Reuters as a foreign correspondent and documentary filmmaker focusing on violent insurgencies in Iraq and Sudan. Since Valent's founding in late 2019, Amil has designed complex online research projects and developed and implemented a data-based digital strategy for election candidates.
Dr Edward Lemon
An expert on Central Asian affairs and the Research Fellow of the Foreign Policy Centre. He gained his PhD in international studies from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom in 2016. His research has been published in Central Asian Survey, The RUSI Journal, Caucasus Survey, Central Asian Affairs, Foreign Affairs and the Review of Middle Eastern Studies. Dr Lemon frequently comments on stories relating to Central Asia. His opinions have appeared on the BBC, Democracy Now!, Reuters, Foreign Policy and a number of other outlets.
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We conduct various training events for journalists and journalism students from Central Asian countries. You can track new events on our website or on pages on social networks and take part. Often you need to register or pass a competitive selection.
Can only residents of Central Asia take courses?
Online courses are available to absolutely everyone regardless of place of residence. Offline events take place in one of the CA countries.
I am not from the media sector, but I want to enroll in the course. Is it possible?
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