DW Akademie and BBC: EU media project runs training series for Armenian photo and video journalists
October 26, 2022

DW Akademie and BBC: EU media project runs training series for Armenian photo and video journalists

Within the EU-funded ‘European Media Facility in Armenia’ project, BBC Media Action has led a series of offline training sessions on innovative video techniques for Armenian journalists.

The workshops for Factor TV and Hetq ​​on innovative camera techniques and advanced video storytelling were recently run by an experienced cinematographer from the BBC, Johnny Rutherford, a multi-award-winning video journalist and cameraman, who has worked in television broadcasting for over 30 years.

Ani Sargsyan, Hetq video/photojournalist, said the training was a key experience for her and her colleagues: “During the three-day interactive workshop we learned many innovative and important techniques for producing video stories. During these days we had time not only to talk about the theory, but also to do practical video shooting and editing.”

The ‘European Media Facility in Armenia – Building Sustainable and Professional Media’ project is being implemented by DW Akademie in cooperation with BBC Media Action, Open Society Foundation – Armenia, Hetq/ Investigative Journalists NGO and Factor TV, and is funded by the European Union and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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