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Register and apply for a scholarship by completing the  form below. Registration deadline is October 29, 2010.


Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication
The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica
Fax: (876) 977-1597



Invitation and Application Form

The Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) and UNESCO’s Kingston Office take great pleasure in inviting you to a workshop on Reporting on Education, Science and Culture, which will take place in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, from December 6 to 8 2010.

WORKSHOP: Reporting on Education, Science and Culture
Dec 6 -8, 2010 (Ocho Rios, Jamaica)

The closing date for registration is Friday 29 October 2010.

To be eligible to attend this workshop you must be nominated by your company.

Once this form is completed, please email or fax your company's nomination/recommendation letter to CARIMAC.

Fax: (876) 977-1597

By completing this form you have automatically applied for a scholarship to attend this workshop. The scholarship covers workshop attendance, airfare, transportation, accommodation and meals.

Participation will be confirmed by Tuesday 2 November 2010.

Who should apply?
This workshop is open to journalists from the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean who have at least three years experience. Journalists should be nominated by their editor and a letter of recommendation submitted along with the application form. Experience in covering education, science and culture is not a prerequisite.

What to expect?
The aim of this workshop is to introduce Caribbean journalists to aspects of the coverage of education that include:
-    Impact of government policy on primary, secondary and tertiary education;
-    Impact of financial policy on the allocation of resources at different levels;
-    Quality of human resources;
-    Quality of infrastructure;
-    Value and importance of education to human development.

Instruction on the coverage of science will include:
-    Role of science in national and regional development;
-    Application of scientific developments to problems of small island developing states;
-    Science in dealing with natural disasters;
-    Science in innovation and technology;
-    Science and the environment.

Instruction on reporting culture will emphasise:
-    Culture as expression of nation/region;
-    Culture as heritage;
-    Culture as an economic resource;
-    Culture in a globalised environment.

The instruction will be delivered in a generic format that can be applied to print, radio, television and new media platforms.

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