PuleJawan Citizen Journalism Challenge 2012

Now, this project is open to all citizens who can use this opportunity to express their views and collaborate with activists, leaders, journalists, media, NGOs, politicians and government agencies to contribute towards lasting peace and harmony in this region. Everyone interested in foreign policy, security and culture to bring diverse people together using topics related to Gender, Identity, Environment, Resources, Economy, Travel and Culture is welcome to join.

The citizen journalists meet ‘virtually’ on facebook, twitter and other partner platforms to discuss and comment on various issues relevant to their lives and communities. The multi-media stories they produce will be posted on the Pul-e-Jawan website.

With the current focus on Pul-e-jawan, this challenge provides a global platform for  upcoming Citizen Journalists (CJs) to create digital stories and showcase their work.

  • CJs are invited to create a series of engaging stories; posts need to have minimum 300 words preferably with photographs and videos.
  • CJs are encouraged to structure their contribution in a consistent way based on a central theme OR a common thread OR a related set of stories.
  • For example, stories could be around any art, idea or work that highlights co-existence of cultures, minority issues, solutions or ideas for peace and harmony, minimizing conflicts and so on to bring diverse cultures together.
  • Under this overall context, the topics may be related to Gender, Identity, Environment, Resources, Economy, Travel, Heritage and Culture.
  • Internship opportunity for students: Students may apply for a formal two internship (work from home) – interns shall receive internship completion certificate from Digital Empowerment Foundation.
  • Presentations by CJs: Finally for a meaningful completion, the CJs are expected to compile and submit all their work as a single presentation or digital story. The producers of best digital stories will be invited to make a presentation at the Pul-e-jawan India conference.
  • Prizes: The best presentations shall receive prizes from Citizen Media Network.

Eligibility

Youth and women interested in foreign policy, security and culture to bring diverse people together using topics related to Gender, Identity, Environment, Resources, Economy, Travel and Heritage!

Selection Process

Email your résumé to cj@defindia.net with links or attachment of previous or sample work. Selection will be based on review of sample work and an interview.

During March / April 2012, a conference will be organized in India, where selected Citizen Journalists will have the opportunity to present their work and interact with policy makers and senior journalists about their perspectives on conflict-related issues.