BONAIRE:--- The Journalism Week BES, which was postponed in June, will take place on August 16-22. With a program full of activities for the public and the press, the entire week focuses on the importance of the media in the functioning of a democracy.
On Tuesday, August 16, the week kicks off with the results of the Media Workers Survey BES conducted by RE-Quest last year and recommendations, presented to various stakeholders, including the press, by media researcher Renske Pin.
On Thursday August 18, a Docu & Debate night will take place, 19.00-21.30 in Plaza Hotel, Bonaire. After the screening of a short documentary, panelists and the public enter into a debate about the importance of journalism in our small communities. The public on Statia and Saba can follow the activities online.
The Media Pressure Cooker Marathon BES will take place on 19-21 August. In the Media Pressure Cooker Marathon, journalists and young journalistic talent are challenged to zoom in on the importance of journalism on Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba and to publish a special edition of Caribbean Kids News about their findings. This three-day event with work sessions, live broadcasts and training is guided by trainers, such as Glenn Thodé, Sulin Passial and Kees Broere, from the sister islands who also partly participated in the UNESCO Media Development Program Curaçao and Aruba. On Monday 22nd of August, after the production weekend, the participants will launch their online publication to the general public. At the end of the year, an encore workshop by Jeroen Pauw zooms in on interview techniques.
The Journalism Week BES aims to contribute to strengthening journalism on the BES islands with training and a tangible product, by gaining insight into the media landscape, collaboration and increasing the media literacy of the public.
You can register for the various activities via www.facebook.com/MDPBonaireStatiaSaba