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Supporting the development of journalism teaching in Azerbaijan, phase II 2011/DGHL/VC/2692
 

Countries

Azerbaijan

Funding

Voluntary contribution from Norway

Implementation

Council of Europe

Duration

18 months (December 2012 to May 2014)

Total project funds received

600 000

Objectives

Improve the standards of education for journalism students in Azerbaijan, thereby contributing to the development of a robust media sector capable of meeting key democratic challenges.

Original specific objectives

- Promote practice-based journalism teaching;

- Improve the pedagogical and journalistic skills of university lecturers;

- Devise a modular curriculum which responds to the real needs of the media industry.

Partners

Baku Slavic University and Baku State University

Target groups

Lectures, graduates, students, representatives of the media industry

Final beneficiaries

Media professionals, civil society

Main activities

- Round-table meetings on curriculum analysis;

- Expert assistance in the management of the TV and radio studios at Baku State University and in establishing a photojournalism laboratory;

- Study tour for up to 6 lecturers working on the new TV, Radio and Photojournalism modules and creating text-books on these subjects together with Baku Slavic University;

- Development of 24 new modules for 6 specialist subjects (4 modules per subject;

- Expert Assistance in Creating a Press Club;

- Summer School Study Trip;

- Development and publication of textbooks;

- Baku Slavic University - Expert and technical assistance on establishing and management of the TV studio.