Falmouth's Broadcast Journalism course establishes links
with the Ukraine
Akymenko of the Kirovohrad University in the Ukraine is currently
enjoying a visit to University College Falmouth to forge links
with the College as well as share his experiences with MA
Broadcast Journalism students through the course's well-established
University College Falmouth offers short, intensive, masterclasses
by media experts, for two weeks every year, covering specific
topics within its renowned Broadcast Journalism course.
This two-week visit was set in motion at one of last year's
masterclasses when Myc Ruggulsford, the environment journalist,
spoke of a remarkable young man in the Ukraine who was making
great progress in the training of young journalists.
The remarkable young man in question was Alexsandr who, in
an attempt to redress the lack of quality journalism training
for students in the Ukraine, launched a Media Fest for training
in 2005 with just $15.
This autumn will see the third Media Fest being held at two
Ukrainian universities in different cities. The event is now
funded and sponsored by a number of media and other organisations,
including the US Embassy which has donated $10,000.
The course team subsequently invited Alexsandr to attend
this year's masterclass sessions and his visit has been
funded by the British Council. He has already given an excellent
talk to Broadcast Journalism students on the difficulties
of being a journalist in the Ukraine, where 30 Ukrainian journalists
have either disappeared or been murdered in recent years.
"Alexsandr Akymenko is an inspiring young man and
he shows what determination can do in difficult circumstances,"
says part-time lecturer on the MA Broadcast Journalism
course, Paul Lashmar. "We hope that his visit to
the masterclass sessions will be helpful to him and look forward
to developing closer links between journalism training here
and in the Ukraine in the future."
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course at University College Falmouth, please visit www.falmouth.ac.uk/broadcastjournalism,
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Affairs, University College Falmouth on 01326 213792 or email
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