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Second study visit “Free Word Technique 10”

Second study visit held in the year 2006 within the framework of the 10th edition of  “Free Word Technique” Program financed by the National Endowment for Democracy and the British Embassies in Warsaw (Poland) and Yerevan (Armenia) and implemented by the Polish–Czech–Slovak Solidarity Foundation took place from the 19th to the 30th of June.

The participants represented Gomel’s Regional Society for Protection of Animals “Zooworld” (Belarus), Belarussian Public Organization “Veterans of the Revival” from Minsk, Magazine “Youth Idea” from Brest (Belarus), Saint-Petersburg State Technological Institute (Russia) and News Agency INFOTAG from Kishiniev (Moldova).

Besides computer training they participated in lectures: “Media in Poland” by Mr. Tomasz Lachowicz – deputy editor-in-chief of daily newspaper “Super Express”, “Political situation in Poland” by Mr. Paweł Kowal and “Media in Poland” by Mr. Jan Fusiecki – journalist of daily newspaper “Gazeta Wyborcza”. They also had meetings with Ms. Jagienka Wilczak, journalist from “Polityka” Magazine, Mr. Jacek Różański, the president of Advertising Agency “C4” and the representatives of Association of Animals Care in Poland.

During the weekends the participants of the study visit had a chance to sightsee Warsaw thanks to the volunteers who work for Solidarity Foundation.

The trainees had also had a meeting with the Program Council that decided to donate the computer equipment to two of the organizations represented by the trainees.

The “Free Word Technique” Program is to be continued and participants for the next courses have been selected by the Program Council.

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Developing Independent Media Skills in Eurasia
The fourteenth edition of the "Independent media" program is planned for this year. Nearly 26 journalists from Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine will be invited to Poland. During study visits, they will have an opportunity to visit the editorial offices of newspapers and magazines, radio and TV stations, internet portals and information agencies. They will acquaint themselves with the work and experiences of their Polish colleagues. The study visits will be tailored to the professions and specializations of the guests.
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