In March 30-31, April 1, 2023 by the New Media Education Center NGO a 3-day training was held on the topic “Formation of skills of young journalists in the field of media and information literacy, preparation of modern content and investigative journalism”. A group of local journalists, bloggers and press secretaries working in Samarkand region took part in it.
During the training, the participants were introduced to the modern national media environment, the necessary conditions for safe and effective professional activity in the sphere, peculiarities in the consumption of media products, aspects that should be taken into account as a content creator. They were given new knowledge about changes in media legislation, new requirements, challenges and solutions, the concept of media and information literacy, basic competencies and skills, disinformation and propaganda in the modern media space, as well as critical thinking and etc.
During the three-day training, the participants gained a number of practical skills, such as checking the reliability of information using the online fact-checking instruments, working with sources, preparing modern media content. Now, for a month, the participants will prepare stories and articles for newspapers, posts for social media and TV stories for local TV channels, as well as various media content in other formats, based on the new knowledge and skills they acquired during the training.
According to the project, the participants will prepare articles for one month based on the new knowledge and skills they have acquired during the training, as well as content for social media in modern formats using high-quality and effective multimedia capabilities. After that, they will be invited to the 2nd round of training in May.
This project was organized with the financial support of the US Embassy in Uzbekistan in cooperation with the Information and Mass Communications Agency under the Administration of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.