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PICE Media curriculum outline

The PICE media curricula, resources and mentoring methodologies outline is based on the Pacific Islands Citizenship Education Capacity Building Programme (PICE) discussion document tabled at the Tonga Centre for Citizenship Education steering meeting at Tonga’s Parliament 29 July 2013 – and includes media capacity, policies and law, systems and content. It was created primarily for the training and mentoring of journalists, and may also assist MPs and others interested in the interaction of media and Parliament.

Media and Parliament

1 Media capacity building

–          Basics:

  • How to publish for Parliamentary purposes
    • Tonga guide to local government
    • other
  • Management, two way communication
    • Publishing
    • Editing
    • Resource design
    • Timetabling
    • Training
    • Quality control
    • Financing
  • Accuracy, fairness, balance, where, when, why, how, sourcing
  • Collection, evaluation, dissemination
  • Interview styles
    • Inquiry
    • Pace
    • On the record
    • Off the record
  • Forms of writing
    • Hansard
      • verbatim
      • a digest of what happened in Parliament
    • Focus on politics
      • a digest of what happened in Parliament and the community,
    • Development journalism
      • Communication for development
      • New world information order
    • Citizenship education
      • Guides to Parliament and government
        • Local
        • National
        • Global
    • news writing
    • feature writing
    • conflict
    • investigative journalism
    • other
      • Briefing
      • Profile
      • Case study
    • Forms of presentation
      • Multimedia
      • Print
      • Electronic
      • other

–          Role of Press Gallery

  • Agreement with the Speaker
    • Membership
    • Temporary arrangements

2 Media policies and law

–          Independence, government and pr roles

–          Freedom of speech and conflict of rights

–          Parliamentary privilege

–          Official information and Freedom of information

–          Public and private broadcasting

–          Regulatory bodies, self-regulation and legislatively based

–          How law works

3 Media systems

–          Public

–          Commercial

–          Community

–          New ICTs and paradigm shifts

4 Media content

–          The big picture

  • Introduction, Tongan Centre for Citizenship Education
  • Pieces of a whole
  • Constitution
  • Monarchy
  • Branches of government
    • Legislative
    • Executive
    • Judiciary
    • How central government works locally
    • Roles
      • Speaker
      • Prime Minister
      • Chief justice
      • Privy Council
      • Lord Chamberlain
      • Law Lords
      • Minister
      • Chief executives
      • MP
        • Peoples representatives
        • Nobles
        • Support services
        • Clerk
        • Solicitor General
        • Attorney general
        • Governors
        • District officers
        • Town officers
  • Other resources
  • Rule of law
    • Ombudsman
    • Freedom of information
      • Commissioner for Public Relations
      • Role of media
      • How Parliament works
      • How government works
        • Profiles of agencies
        • Local government offices
        • How your voice may be heard
        • Parliamentary democracy

Updated 3 Feb 2014

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