Public broadcaster organisation the EBU is teaming up with Slovakian Member RTVS to create a new EBU Academy regional learning hub in Bratislava.
A letter of intent has been signed by RTVS Director General Jaroslav Reznik and EBU DG Noel Curran.
The hub is the third to be announced this year following the opening of similar academies in Tbilisi and Warsaw with Members GPB and Polskie Radio respectively.
The Slovakian hub is intended to serve journalists working for EBU members in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Ukraine.
The first course on data journalism will take place in Bratislava with EBU Faculty members Jonathan Stoneman and Ville Juutilainen on June 6-7. Day one will focus on sources of data and cleaning data and day two on using data for storytelling.
“The EBU is committed to increasing learning and development opportunities for professionals in the different regions of our Membership,” said EBU Academy head Nathalie Labourdette.
“Our aim is to ensure that all members can benefit from the expert training the EBU Academy offers. This new hub will ensure we can offer everything from training on editorial journalistic issues such as constructive journalism, through to leadership training and the technology skills required for public service media today.”
RTVS Director General, Jaroslav Reznik said: “For more than a year, RTVS has been intensively devoted to educating its employees and to improving their professional skills and qualification. We are very pleased that, thanks to the cooperation between RTVS and the EBU, we will have the opportunity to welcome colleagues from other EBU Members. We are convinced that the workshops hosted by RTVS will be extremely useful for those attending, supporting high-quality journalism in both a national and international context.”