International Reporting Workshop

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS, in collaboration with Oslo University College and Pathshala South Asian Media Academy, is pleased to announce this exciting International Reporting workshop for advanced photojournalism students and/or working photojournalists.

This workshop on international reporting will focus on how to work internationally as a photojournalist. The workshop will consist of four sections; a theoretical pre-course, an intensive workshop, fieldwork and an editing course. Participants will be expected to commit full-time and should expect to produce an in-depth photo reportage at the completion of the workshop. Participants will be working alongside others from Norway and Bangladesh.

SCHEDULE (Detailed Schedule TBA)
Jan 18 – Jan 22 Pre Course 4 hour sessions every day
Feb 6 – Feb 10 Workshop Full-time
Feb 13 – Mar 9 Fieldwork Full-time
Mar 11 – Mar 15 Editing Full-time

– Kathmandu, Nepal – Phillip Blenkinsop
– Sylhet, Bangladesh – Frank Fournier

– Participants selected for the Bangladesh workshop will be provided with two-way Ktm- Dhaka-Ktm airfare
– Participants selected for both Bangladesh and Nepal workshops will be provided a basic daily allowance to cover meals and local transport for the fieldwork period
– Participants will be required to have their own DSLR cameras, laptops and all other necessary equipment
– Participants will be required to bear their own subsidiary expenses eg; translators, accommodation during fieldwork period, etc

– Develop general storytelling and reportage skills for newspaper, magazine, internet and other media.
– Learn how to work as a photojournalist in a foreign country.
– Learn about a new culture, religion, history, globalization, development theory and methods of fieldwork.
– Learn how to reflect, analyze and edit one’s own and others’ journalistic work.

Workshop will include lectures, individual assignments, group work, group reviews, independent study, fieldwork and editing.
SECTION 1 – The theoretical pre course, will include lectures and discussions about developing story ideas and working methodologies, an introduction to working in a foreign country and a cultural orientation of the foreign country, culture, etc. Participants will begin researching their story ideas and establishing contacts. At the completion of the pre course, participants will be required to submit their story ideas and work plan in English. This section will take place in Kathmandu for all participants.
SECTION 2 – The workshop, will be an intensive five-day exercise where participants will get a thorough introduction to storytelling, discuss different styles and shoot a variety of assignments. This section will take place in Bangladesh for the Bangladesh workshop and Nepal for the Nepal workshop.
SECTION 3 – The fieldwork, is when the participants will shoot and produce their stories independently. This section will take place in Bangladesh for the Bangladesh workshop and Nepal for the Nepal workshop.
SECTION 4 – The editing course, will consist of group and individual sessions where participants will edit their final story. This section will take place in Bangladesh for the Bangladesh workshop and Nepal for the Nepal workshop.
At the completion of the four sections, there will be a final deadline when participants will have to submit their completed stories, along with a written report and evaluation.

All the work requirements for all four sections must be completed and approved before students can take the final exam. The candidate will deliver a complete presentation of his/her fieldwork assignment. Internal and external examiners review all submitted work. A graded scale from A to E for pass and F for fail is used. Students enrolled as fulltime university students may transfer credits (to be ascertained as per home university’s equivalency).

1. Gyanendra Bhattarai
2. Prasiit Sthapit
3. Prakash KC
4. Sapana Shah
5. Rajneesh Bhandari
6. Rajan Shrestha

1. Sajana Shrestha
2. Phurpu Tsering Gurung
3. Shikhar Bhattarai
4. Uma Bista
5. Sanjaya Hada
6. Sandhya Shrestha