NOOR – Soros Foundation Workshop in Kazakhstan

Tanya Habjouqa (USA, Jordan) and Sebastián Liste (Spain) came to the training course in Almaty. They helped the participants to finalize the selection of materials for the projects, to choose the form and presentation tools, and taught the intricacies of the correct project presentation to potential donors.

New formats and content creating methods are developing at a tremendous rate; the digital age brings journalism to a qualitative level, providing a huge selection of tools and services which can be used to tell a story. How can these be used to draw maximum attention thereto? Where does the fine line lie between the author’s involvement and distance; frankness and delicacy in relation to central figures? How to present an individual story as part of a deeper and global theme, choosing the most suitable tools and to present your project? For six months, the project participants – ten talented Kazakhstan photographers – had been studied visual storytelling and developed their stories under the supervision of NOOR Foundation tutors – a Dutch Foundation dedicated to supporting and bringing participants together as part of the global visual storytellers’ network. The project was supported by the Media Program of Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan with International Journalism Center MediaNet and Nikon Kazakhstan as its partners.


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