Independent Student Journalism and Human Rights – Capacity Building

by | Jun 23, 2021 | Events, News

Independent Student Journalism and Human Rights – Apply now! 


The Global Student Forum in partnership with Global Voices organises a two-day capacity building seminar for student representatives titled: “Student Voices, Global Stories: Workshop on Independent Journalism and Human Rights

Student organisations and movements have historically promoted human rights and solidarity through independent media. Students, particularly activist writers and journalists, harness the power to raise awareness about inequalities and human rights violations as they educate communities about their rights. With increased opportunities for digital media publications, student organisations and movements can quickly produce reports and stories of live and on-the-ground situations. However, there is room for training and increasing the technical capacity of students to produce stories and publications that meet journalistic standards and ethics. 


Monday, July 19 2021 –  UTC 13h-14h 

Tuesday, July 20 2021 –  UTC 13h-14h 


Online via Zoom –  link will be sent to successful applicants in due course. 


Representatives of GSF member organisations and GSF working group members are eligible to apply for this seminar 


Submit your application by filling this form: 


This practice-oriented workshop introduces students to the fundamentals of citizen journalism, writing styles, ethics and the promotion of independent and citizen media. 

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the fundamental elements of independent citizen journalism targeting a global audience across languages (via translation) 
  • Apply journalistic styles of writing to human rights and solidarity reporting based on the standards applied and used by Global Voices
  • Further their understanding of the global-local nexus in writing

Individuals interested in taking part in this workshop are invited to submit their application by the 10th of July 2021 – 23:59 UTC. The selection of participants will be conducted by the GSF Steering Committee, respecting gender and regional balance.

The workshop will be delivered in English language. Participation is free of charge. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Amilcar Sanatan or Sebastian Berger.