Ulrik Haagerup, founder and CEO of Constructive Institute and author of the book Constructive News, is in Georgia at the invitation of the Georgian Public Broadcaster.
On the first day of his visit, Ulrik Haagerup will lead a workshop for GPB First Channel producers, editors, and journalists. The training will encompass both practical and theoretical knowledge exchange.
The Constructive News Conference will be held on November 18th, aiming to introduce representatives from partner organizations to the constructive journalism approach that Public Broadcasting already employs. Members of international and media organizations, the Communications Regulatory Commission, university media department heads, and students will attend the conference. It will comprise a public lecture followed by a question-and-answer session.
“We’ve been talking about constructive journalism for a long time, about its value and role in the process of building a democratic state. I am usually asked what the main challenge of the public broadcaster is. Whether it is possible to leave aside all the hurdles and concentrate on the primary point, this is most likely a correct comprehension of the fundamental essence of this institution and its requirements,” Georgian Public Broadcaster Director General Tinatin Berdzenishvili said.
By the end of the year, 18 GPB First Channel journalists will have graduated from the constructive journalism course at Denmark’s Aarhus University, including eleven who have already completed the program and four more who are heading there this week.
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