RFE/RL Georgian service, Radio Tavisupleba, is partnering with the U.S. Agency for International Development and international nonprofit group IREX to launch the Radio Tavisupleba Media School.
The new one-year certificate program in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi will permit 20 aspiring journalists in the country to take advantage of a year of hands-on training in modern media.
Part of the IREX-run G-MEDIA project and open to students of all ages and from all professional and academic backgrounds, the program benefits from the new Multimedia Education Center featuring modern media practices, production technology and equipment.
Radio Tavisupleba Director David Kakabadze explained that the school offers students hands-on training and education in multimedia production, digital media, and editorial policy, and will allow them to produce content for radio, television and the Web.
Radio Tavisupleba also now offers a “learning-by-doing” externship at its Tbilisi bureau, open to experienced journalists who seek further professional development. Successful applicants will work side-by-side with RFE/RL staff for two months, producing content across all platforms, and learn tools of the trade from journalists with decades of experience.