JOURNALISM AND MEDIA RELATIONS TRAINING
Our journalism courses have helped donors improve news standards in Indonesia and also to use the media as an effective tool to raise public awareness and our media relations workshops are designed to empower NGOs and organisations to get their voices heard through the media. Participants learn what makes a good news story and how to respond to news. They receive tips on preparing for interviews and come face-to-face with journalists and crews as they practice staging press conferences and one-to-one interviews.
MEASLES JOURNALISM TRAINING
This training was designed to encourage newspapers, television and radio stations how to educate and inform the public about the dangers of measles and how immunisation can protect against it.
CROSS-CULTURAL MEDIA RELATIONS AND JOURNALISM TRAINING
In 2008, with the support of the British Embassy and in partnership with MDI, London, we conducted workshops assisting 95 moderate Muslim NGOs to get their voices heard through the media in order to create a balanced perception of Islam. This included training 55 journalists to recognise the impact of marginalisation and discrimination. Joint sessions helped build synergy between these two influential groups.
BIRD FLU JOURNALISM TRAINING
OTMI trained journalists to adopt high standards of journalism and provided access to information on bird flu as well as sources to quote in pieces that they produced for their newspaper or station.
ACEHNESE WOMEN'S RIGHTS NGO AND JOURNALISM TRAINING
OTMI trained gender specialist NGOs and journalists in Aceh to ensure that women’s issues, especially women’s rights and roles post tsunami and post conflict recovery in Aceh, received better coverage in the media.
POLICE MEDIA RELATIONS TRAINING
With the support of JCLEC, OTMI trained communications officers and commanders from police divisions from 2009-2010 on how to work with the media during times of crisis to help diminish fear, provide information and enlist public support to catch perpetrators. The training included analysing an anti-terrorism media campaign and writing press releases, as well as practical experience facing the cameras at press conferences and face-to-face interviews.
PNPM IMPLEMENTER AND JOURNALISM TRAINING
OTMI conducted two workshops side-by-side for PNPM Mandiri implementers and journalists to empower them to spread information and knowledge about the poverty alleviation programme PNPM Mandiri and the benefit it offers to their communities.