Postponed until further notice due to Covid-19, but you can save a spot for the next available program by clicking in "register"
Información en Español
Do you want to learn how to report and write about environmental issues from the field, while reaching a broad and international audience? How can one produce high quality journalistic or narrative content with little means and in challenging conditions?
Then join us in this great program this year!
This intensive course is aimed at students and young professionals interested in communicating scientific and environmental issues through journalism or fiction. It will provide them with the necessary skills and tools to create attractive and interactive stories and make them available to a larger audience. In addition, this course will develop their ability to adapt to the challenges of working in the field, in the heart of the Amazon.
In addition to posing a challenge, the Amazon context will contribute to the pedagogical process. The practical phase of the course will take advantage of the exceptional context of CECCOT to confront students with the local ecological and social issues. Students will have to interact with this environment and its inhabitants for the development of their journalistic and narrative exercises, and to prepare for the final phase of the course.
At the end of the training, participants will undertake a 48-hour Hackathon, in which they will prepare a journalistic or narrative story that describes part of the reality they have discovered, and make it ready to be spread in social media. These stories will have to tackle a topic learned and discussed during the course.
After this 48-hour challenge, the best project will be selected and the participants will be advised on the paths to follow to use the acquired skills.
While the course will be taught in Spanish, the staff can support students who speak French, English, or Portuguese: the goal is to create an international learning community.
Students must come with a camera or smartphone capable of filming and photographing, as well as a laptop computer. The necessary free software and bibliography will be provided to the students once they are accepted in the course.
The contents prepared by the students of the first edition of "Reports from the Amazon" will be used as pedagogical tools during this course.
HOW TO APPLY?
To apply to the course, the candidates must send their CV and short cover letter to (write "Reports from the Amazon" for the email subject).
Applications will be reviewed within a week. Upon acceptance, participants should make the payment for the cost of the program within another week to secure their space.
Applications are postponed until further notice due to Covid-19, but you can save a spot for the next available program by clicking "register")
Postponed until further notice due to Covid -19 .(but you can reserve a spot for later if you register for it, click in "register" to do that)
The registration fees cover all expenses (instruction, materials, lodging and meals) during the 8 day stay in Hacienda Herrera-CECCOT (HHC) as well as boat transportation from Puerto Maldonado to HHC and back. Participants are responsible for their trip to Puerto Maldonado, Peru.
Two scholarships would be available for Peruvian students that demonstrate aptitude and economic need.
To be considered for a scholarship, send a cover letter explaining why you should be considered for it and a transcript of courses (non-official is fine) along with CV to no later than TBD
A letter of recommendation is needed to be considered for a scholarship and should be sent directly by the recommender to the same email address provided and by same deadline.
Manuel-Antonio Monteagudo Gauvrit, is a Franco-Peruvian filmmaker and journalist.
He has worked in documentary production companies and NGOs in Peru, France, Brazil, Hong Kong and India, and directed several fiction and non-fiction short films. Recently, he has directed a web-documentary in France and India for the EU-funded ODDATARA project, and has directed the animated short film "The Motor and the Melody", winner of the National Short Film Project Competition of the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.
Experienced in video, web, written and radio formats, he is fluent in Spanish, French, English and Portuguese