A short residential course on public policy for journalists soon

The Centre for Civil Society, an independent, non-profit, research and education organisation is inviting applications from the media fraternity for a course in public policy. It has entered into partnership with Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) to equip journalists with tools that both CCS and FNF believe will help them understand and evaluate the impact of public policy on day-to-day functioning.

For this, the CCS will conduct, ipolicy, a two-day residential course for journalists in Delhi from May 24 to May 26. The last date for submission of applications is May 10. CCS academy is of the view that to secure freedom, prosperity, and good governance, a democratic society requires high level of ethical and informed reporting and to achieve such levels, courses like ipolicy will prove useful. CCS, after the completion of the course, will also provide journalists a certificate in public policy. CCS is looking at taking 40 mid-level media personnel for the course, including senior correspondents, feature writers, beat reporters, sub-editors, producers, and anchors. Participants will be chosen through a competitive evaluation process. No fee will be charged for the course. Speakers for the programme include people involved in leadership roles in various sectors. In the past prominent public figures such as Sharad Joshi, Swaminathan Aiyar, Gurcharan Das,and Arvind Kejriwal have been associated with various CCS programmes.

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