African Journalists for Economic Training

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Starting From: 23-06-2018

To: 24-06-2018

Location: Accra, Ghana

This is a 2 day intensive residential certification training for journalists and writers to learn and create opportunities through democratic and economic principles to help shape public policy discourse, and question the status quo for a free and prosperous society. Journalists are the 4th arm of government with the voice for the voiceless in our democratic society. Politics cannot avoid the laws of economics and Good intentions cannot bring good results from bad methods. The laws of economics determine good and bad methods and that Knowledge of basic economics is essential for a responsible reportage for a free society. Economic knowledge builds an immunity to political lies and this training seeks to help increase the knowledge on economics and opportunities. We believe that economic education must be accessible for policy debates and understanding.  

Market competition and efficient function of the government to provide security from violence have taken millions of people from poverty. Economic freedom is a determinant for human development and the respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a prosperous world. This could only be made possible when government is limited to its primary function. How can we help create a sustainably prosperous society so all men can democratically have life, liberty and pursue of happiness? How does government put a greater debt burden on future generations? Why would government give something for nothing to virtually everyone at no cost or little cost?  

AJEOT is a professional certification course for journalists in across the globe with university professors (local and international) as the facilitators. Graduates are task to exhibit professionalism in their quest to enhance and help integrate liberty and its economic principles into journalism and public policies for a prosperous society.    

 

 Eligibility:

1. Must be a trained journalist with a media outlet or freelance.

2. Must be a blogger, online portal manager, editor, Radio or TV host, print, columnist, or one who can tell a story.

3. Have the passion for activism, advocacy and research for freedom and economic liberty to create opportunities for a peaceful and prosperous society.

4. Be a prolific and innovative writer.

 

Where:  Accra, Ghana.  

 

Date: 23-24 June, 2018.    

Cost: (FREE)  + accommodation, meals, internal transport, Certification, learning materials. Thanks to our kind partners. Applicants from other countries have to fund their own flight fare. However, there could be other partial scholarships for flight tickets, but highly competitive and limited.      

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  5TH MAY,2018     

 

  NB: Reporting Date in Ghana is 22nd June, 2018

 

  For further details  

contact: info@ilapi.org

Tel: +233 244169361