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HIGHWAY AFRICA ANNOUNCES SAFETY TRAINING COURSE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Highway Africa, a partnership between Rhodes University and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), will be running "Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace", a three-day safety training course from 15 to 17 April 2009 at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. Applications for full scholarships are due by 6 March 2009.

The workshop will focus on safety training for journalists and bloggers operating in fragile states, with particular emphasis on safe communication and publishing using Internet and mobile technology.

Journalists and bloggers from Gambia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Swaziland are invited to apply for one of 15 full scholarships to attend the workshop.

To apply, send a 500-word statement explaining why you should be selected for the programme, and a detailed CV that includes intermediate computer skills to Cecil Mutambanengwe, project administrator, at: c.mutambanengwe (@) ru.ac.za

(11 February 2009)

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