Business Journalism Project
Friday 16 October 2015 - 00:00
Baku, Azerbaijan

The British Council and  PASHA Bank with the support of the United Kingdom’s Thomson Foundation organization is pleased to announce the next special training programme for journalists.

The project is aimed at helping the national media (broadcast, print and online media) strengthen their professional competencies and skills through a specifically designed comprehensive training programme which will address participants’ journalistic skills.

10 participants will be selected to take part in the training sessions which will be held in Baku starting from November 2015.  The most active participants with full attendance at the training sessions will attend Thomson Foundation Study Tour programme. 

We encourage journalists from all regions of Azerbaijan to apply for participation at the training.

Note: Previous participants of Business Journalism project can not apply.

The programme will focus on enhancing the following journalistic competencies and skills: 

  • different styles of story writing
  • features writing skills
  • news reporting
  • news writing
  • interviewing techniques and practices

The training will be based on the following themes:

  • Ethics, balanced and fair reporting
  • Economics journalism and online media
  • Business journalism

Eligible participants must:

  • Have at least 2 years of working experience in journalism
  • be working for national broadcast, print, electronic periodical or online media;
  • be available for the above-mentioned training courses for an extended period of time which includes:

a) 3 training sessions (5 days each session) in Baku in November 2015, January and February 2016

b) Study Tour in the UK in March 2016

Note: Participation at all training sessions is mandatory.

Selection process will include the following stages:

  1. Application form and essays
  2. Interviews to take part in the local trainings 
  3. Selection for the UK Study Tour (after local training sessions). 

All interested applicants should download an application form from the British Council website and email to together with CV not later than 16 October 2015.  

Suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

For information please contact Programmes Officer Konul Ahmadova .

British Council is committed to policy of equal opportunity and the promotion of diversity.