Workshop: Ethical Content Gathering for NGOs and Journalists
*Tickets include a light lunch
NGOs and journalists often have to operate in challenging contexts and with difficult subject matter. Producing quality material whilst maintaining levels of professionalism and sensitivity can be hard. There is increasing pressure on NGO’s and story gatherers to bring back “thumb stopping content” but at what cost? This course will examine mistakes NGO’s have made, look at ethics around story gathering and current trends in digital content that can help you maximise your audience.
What you will cover:
- Producing stories in conflict zones and challenging environments
- Maintaining ethical standards while producing stories with impact
- How to avoid “Poverty Porn” – Common pitfalls NGO’s make when creating content (the Rusty Radiator Awards)
- Organising productions in challenging contexts and balancing field staff versus production staff
- How to create powerful content yet balance against ethical standards
- Working in groups on specific scenarios and discuss best practice
- Examining the differing trends in digital content and how this is influencing the types of content gathered
Note – this is not a hostile environment course.
About the trainer – Nadene Ghouri
Arete is the expert humanitarian storytelling agency for non-profits and NGOs, working with award-winning journalists and content specialists to help tell stories that make a difference. Nadene Ghouri is an award-winning investigative journalist and a key member of the Arete team, with two decades of global experience producing news, current affairs, documentary investigations and features. She has been a staff reporter/producer for the BBC and Al Jazeera English. She is a two-time finalist for Broadcast Journalist of the Year, Popular Features and Best Television Documentary at the One World Media Awards and a former winner of the Amnesty Media Awards (Best Radio Investigation). Ghouri is also a winner of the Human Trafficking Foundation Media Awards (Best National Newspaper Investigation) and the Ethnic Minority Media Awards (Best Broadcast Journalist and Best Documentary). Ghouri is a highly experienced international media trainer and consultant, with a particular focus on storytelling training and strategic communications.