NOOR Foundation is proud to announce a collaboration with Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW), aimed at improving visual reporting on human rights, free speech and sexual rights issues.
RNW is an independent media organization that promotes free speech through independent journalism and the use of new media. RNW is active in China, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Arab world, in areas where freedom of expression is severely restricted. RNW offers thought-provoking content for young people around the globe and provides a safe space for them to tell their stories and exchange ideas.
In the coming years NOOR will support RNW in developing their visual reporting through their different platforms. Initially this will mean training editors from the regional desks at the RNW headquarters in Hilversum.
In addition, local training and mentorship for young and aspiring visual storytellers will be conducted by NOOR photographers. Later this year a pilot project in Mexico will start, consisting of an intensive masterclass, followed by a three-month mentorship program. Participants will develop their visual storytelling skills under the guidance of a NOOR photographer.
“Radio Netherlands Worldwide was traditionally a radio driven organization. Since 2013 we have been targeting young people around the globe and providing a safe space for them to tell their stories and exchange ideas via our online platforms. As a result visual reporting has become an important aspect of what we do. We strongly believe that NOOR is the right partner to improve RNW’s content and the visual quality of our work, which is essential when you want to reach young people nowadays. NOOR’s experience in training and education will benefit our organization,” says RNW Director Robert Zaal.
“We were very attracted to the opportunity to be involved with developing RNW’s visual reporting because their core values appeal to NOOR’s mission. We look forward to working with their editors and training a young generation of visual storytellers in Mexico,” says Evelien Kunst, NOOR’s managing director.
The training in Hilversum is open for RNW staff only. More details on how to apply for the training in Mexico will be announced soon via this blog.