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Internship with Polish media outlets for Kazakhstani journalists

Polish-Czech-Slovak Solidarity Foundation with Polish Embassy in Almaty has organized internship for 9 Kazakhstan journalists. The course was held from April 13 to 26, 2005, in which the representatives of the following media participated “Niva”, ”Novii region”, “Ogni Alatau”, “Kzyl-Orda Times” and  TV Channel 31, Oblastnoye TV ,  Semipalatinski filial  Telekorporatsii "Kazakhstan", Teleradiokompania Prezydenta KR.

The trainee got the internships and practical visits in the editorial offices of the most popular Warsaw newspapers (“Rzeczpospolita”, “Gazeta Wyborcza”, “Fakt”, “Metropol”) weekly magazines (“Wprost”, „Newsweek”, “Polityka”,  “Warsaw Voice”, “Przegląd”, “Solidarność”), monthly magazines (“Nowe Państwo”, “ Profit”), radio  (Polish Radio, “TOK FM”)  and TV (TVP3 Regional Television, TV Polsat,  TVP 1) stations and the  Catholic Information Agency. As the additional part of the practice was meeting at the local weekly magazine “Gazeta Południe - Głos Mokotowa.”

Except the internship in the editorial offices there were seminars and meetings devoted to media in Poland: "How to produce a newspaper and not to bore" (an editor Marek Przybylik who also runs the journalistic workshops at the University of Warsaw), “Lawyer system of electronic media” (The National Broadcasting Council),  “The control of publishing houses’ circulation in Poland” (Press Circulation Audit Union). They listened also to the lecture on the freedom of media in Poland (given by Mr. Andrzej Krajewski – a former President of the Press Freedom Monitoring Center) and lecture was devoted to the development of media in Poland after 1989 by Mr. Maciej Łętowski - a lecturer on the journalistic faculty of the Lublin Catholic University.

Additionally the trainees met with the Senator - Andrzej Wielowieyski, who introduced them to the current political situation in Poland.

The journalists wanted to prepare some materials associated with the II World War (60 anniversary of ending). That is why they saw some the War monuments, i.e. the Soviet soldiers cemetery, the Warsaw Ghetto Rising Monument. Also  they visit the Warsaw Rising Museum where they listened the lecture about the Jews holocaust during the II World War.

During the weekends the volunteers who cooperate with our Foundation took care the trainees. They had a chance to sightsee Warsaw, Kraków and Oświęcim.

Internship  was founded by OSCE Centre in Almaty.

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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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