Chicas Poderosas announces the opening of the call for its 2019 Mediatón Colombia #TierraPoderosa, which will take place on October 11 and 12, 2019 in Popayán, capital of the department of Cauca. This meeting will seek to provide a space to carry out multimedia and interdisciplinary collaborative journalism projects and make visible stories related to the environment and social leadership with a gender perspective.
Journalists, designers, programmers, artists, leaders and social leaders will work for two days to create and carry out multidisciplinary and multimedia collaborative journalistic projects on the most urgent environmental issues and their priority in the electoral agenda. In the current context, it is necessary to broaden the understanding of the importance of the preservation of natural resources and the citizen impact on their destruction, make visible the struggles of local leaders and leaders and understand the challenges they face and give rise to their voices.
During the #TierraPoderosa Mediatón, workshops will be held on the use of tools to tell stories and do journalistic work, and the space will also be opened for organizations and social leaders to share experiences and information on the subject. The 100 selected participants will form working groups that will create and carry out journalistic projects during those two days: Then, they will work together with a mentor to finish them in order to be published in the media.
The call will be open from September 7 to September 16. After that date, the selected participants will be notified. Participation in the event is free, and there are travel grants available for those who need them and are selected (this information is requested in the registration form). You can apply to be part of the #TierraPoderosa Mediatón here.
The call is made by Chicas Poderosas, the global community that promotes female leadership in the media, with the support of: