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Training trainers course outline

Discussion document 12 July for Tonga Centre for Citizenship Education steering meeting, 29 July 2013
Training trainers course outline Media and Parliament module – media capacity, policies and law, systems and content

Media and Parliament

1 Media capacity building

–          Basics:

  • Management, two way communication
  • 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
      • briefings, profiles, case studies
    • news writing
    • feature writing
    • conflict
    • investigative journalism
    • other
    • Forms of presentation
      • Electronic
      • Print
      • Briefing
      • Profile
      • Case study

–          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

–          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
    • Roles
      • Speaker
      • Prime Minister
      • Chief justice
      • Privy Council
      • Lord Chamberlain
      • Law Lords
      • Minister
      • Chief executive
      • MP
          • Peoples representatives
          • Nobles
          • Support services
          • Clerk
          • Solicitor General
          • Attorney general
          • Others
            • Rule of law
              • Ombudsman
              • Freedom of information
                • Commissioner for Public Relations
                • Role of media
                • How Parliament works
                • How government works
                  • Profiles of agencies
                  • How your voice may be heard
                  • Parliamentary democracy

         

        Updated 12 July 2913