Journalists Seminar - London: 15-17 October 2012
The London Jewish Cultural Centre (LJCC)*, together with the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education and Research (ITF)** and the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, is organising and hosting the 2nd in a series of seminars in London.
The second Journalist Seminar will be held 15-17 October 2012 (arrival 14th October, departure 18th October). All expenses including flights and accommodation will be covered for those attending the full seminar.
Its aim is to bring together journalists from Central and Eastern Europe and the UK to discuss the role of the media in reporting on issues of race and ethnicity. In an increasingly multi-cultural world, these are some of the most pressing of contemporary concerns and much is to be gained from an exchange of views and experiences.
The seminar will take the form of a series of presentations and debates with leading experts and commentators in the field. There will also be plenty of opportunities for discussions with influential British journalists attending various parts of the seminar.
Seminar topics will include:-
• The impact of immigration
• The media and prejudice
• Media law and human rights
• Reporting the other (including Roma issues)
• Protecting the media from the state
• Confronting the legacy of the Holocaust
The London Jewish Cultural Centre (LJCC) is an inclusive and independent educational and cultural centre. We advise the media on fighting antisemitism. Last year 66 Holocaust Survivors whom we support, spoke to 15,700 children in over 210 schools in the UK. LJCC also represents the UK on the International Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research (see below). It provides Holocaust Education training for teachers in Eastern Europe and China. LJCC's work in running training seminars and conferences on Holocaust Education antisemitism and racism means that the skills it has learnt in this work can now be applied to other sectors such as the media.
The Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research is an intergovernmental body whose purpose is to place political and social leaders' support behind the need for Holocaust education, remembrance, and research both nationally and internationally. Initiated by Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson in 1998, the Task Force currently has 28 member States: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States of America. Professor Yehuda Bauer, former chair of the Yad Vashem Research Institute in Jerusalem, is the Task Force's Honorary Chairman.
There is an open and transparent application process for the Seminar.
• Application form must be completed in English.
• Please type or write clearly on the application form. The details you give in your application form will be used for administration.
• Applicants must upload a passport-size photograph.
• Applicants must submit a short biography of their professional experience in journalism.
• Applicants must submit a 500-word piece (in English) about an aspect of the key issues in their country concerning race, prejudice, nationalism and the media's responsibility regarding these issues.
• The Applicants must have full command of the English language to be able to participate.
• Applicants must attend the full programme of the seminar.
• The closing date for applications is 17th August 2012.
• Applications with photograph, biography and essay must be emailed to us by 17th August 2012: firstname.lastname@example.org