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9 February 2010

CBA Travel Bursaries 2010 - Last chance to apply

The CBA is offering 6 Travel Bursaries of up to £1500 to employees of
member organisations (Full Members and Affiliates, from developed and
developing parts of the Commonwealth) for travel to another Commonwealth
country - apart from the UK - for approximately 1-2 weeks.

The bursary is provided for a project that would benefit the bursar's
organisation and society and meet the objectives of the CBA and the other
funding organisations. Bursars cannot travel to the UK for the bursary. On
completion of the project the bursar is required to submit a report,
pictures and accounts. The CBA is grateful to the Commonwealth Foundation
and the Elizabeth R Fund for funding these bursaries.

Details and application forms are available on the CBA website
<http://www.cba.org.uk/training_and_bursaries/Travel_Bursaries.php> .

Closing date for applications: 26 February 2010

For queries please email the Training Director, Jasmine Dhariwal:

Apply Now for 2010-11 CBA MA Bursaries

 The Commonwealth Broadcasting Association is offering two bursaries to
full-time staff of CBA's member organisations (Full Members and
Affiliates) from developing countries in the Commonwealth for
post-graduate courses at City University and the University of Westminster
in London, UK.

 The MA Bursaries are in International Journalism at the City University
and in broadcast related subjects at the Westminster University. The
scholarship is tenable for one year.

 The bursaries are part sponsored by the Chevening Programme of the UK's
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Westminster and City Universities,
International Students House, Goodenough College and the Commonwealth
Broadcasting Association. Please note that airfares of selected bursars
will have to be paid by the bursars' organizations, or by the bursars, and
a guarantee to this effect must be given.

 Application and reference forms are available here
<http://www.cba.org.uk/training_and_bursaries/2009-10MABursaries.php> .

 Closing Date for receiving applications: 26 February 2010

 For queries please email Jasmine Dhariwal: jas@cba.org.uk


 Apply for MA bursary at Universiti of Brunei

 The Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) invites applications from
full-time staff of CBA member organizations (Full Members and Affiliates)
from the developing countries of the Commonwealth for a one-year Masters
Degree in Public Policy at the University of Brunei.

 This is a full-time course and the bursary includes full tuition fees for
the selected applicant and free accommodation at the university hostel
(single room only). This is being sponsored by Universiti Brunei
Darussalam. Please note that airfare to and from Brunei and subsistence
costs have to be met by the candidate or the candidate's organisation.

 Application and reference forms are available here

 Closing Date for receiving applications: 14 March 2010

 For queries please email Jasmine Dhariwal: jas@cba.org.uk


 CBA partners with BBC World Service Trust to offer iLearn courses to its

 The CBA is partnering with the BBC World Service Trust to offer a range of
online iLearn courses to CBA members. Trainees will be able to perform
practical tasks and submit them to online mentors for evaluation.

 African CBA Members can now apply for a 'Sports Reporting' course, which
includes modules on Sports Reporting and Commentary, as well as Sports and
Development. This course is aimed at sports journalists or journalists
with an interest in sports wanting to develop their journalism skills and
broaden their perspectives in sports reporting.

 To apply for this course please complete the application form and email it
to Jasmine Dhariwal: jas@cba.org.uk.

 Please note that the closing date for applications is: 26 February 2010


 Applications for Commonwealth Professional Fellowship Awards  2010

 The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission supports fellowships for
mid-career professionals from developing Commonwealth countries to spend
periods (typically three months) with a relevant UK host organisation or
follow a programme of professional development.

 This can include limited time for attendance at short courses as well as
visits to other organisations.  Approximately 65 Fellowships are awarded
each year. The CBA is prepared to support appropriate high quality
applications from employees of its member organisation for the fellowship.

 The fellow must secure an agreement from the host organisation where they
propose to complete their fellowship and submit a detailed programme of
activities during the period of time they are in the UK.  This must be
done from the outset and be included with the application.

 Application forms and more details on the fellowship criteria are on the
CSC website at www.cscuk.org.uk.

 A statement of not more than 400 words explaining to which extent the
fellowship will be relevant to your organisation  and country should be
sent with the completed form as well as a draft clear programme you would
wish to follow as part of your professional development for the 3 months
to Jas@cba.org.uk.

 For further information please email Jasmine Dhariwal: jas@cba.org.uk

 Closing date: 19 April 2010


CBA Self Directed Training - Introduction to Change Management

 The CBA has launched its first self-directed online learning modules for
trainees in member stations. The course introduces broadcasters to the
concepts of change management and performance management. The aim is to
meet the need for more effective staff development and good governance of
Commonwealth institutions.

 This 4 module course introduces broadcasters to some basic concepts of
change management and performance management, relating them to real
situations in the work place. Areas covered include the basics of: common
attitudes to change; communication techniques; performance management and
appraisal systems.

 For more information about this online course and how to apply please
contact Jasmine Dhariwal: jas@cba.org.uk


 CBA Awards 2010 - Entrants Revealed

 Thank you to everybody who entered the 2010 CBA Awards. We have had a
fantastic response. You can view a list of all entrants to each of the 6
Awards here
<http://www.cba.org.uk/awards_and_competitions/AwardsEntrants2010.php> .


You can also view a complete list of judges involved in this year's Awards
by clicking here
<http://www.cba.org.uk/awards_and_competitions/AwardsJudges2010.php> .


Winners will be announced at an Awards Dinner at the CBA Johannesburg
Conference in April.


 Enter the 2009-2010 Commonwealth Short Story Competition

 First prize £2,000 and Special & Regional prizes of £500

 The Commonwealth Short Story Competition is an annual scheme to promote
new creative writing, funded and administered by the Commonwealth
Foundation and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association. Each year 26
winning and highly commended stories from the different regions of the
Commonwealth are recorded on to CDs and broadcast on radio stations across
the Commonwealth.

 Anyone aged 19 or over who is a citizen of a Commonwealth country can
enter, whether a professional or amateur writer. Stories should be
original, unpublished, written in English and no more than 600 words long.
Only one entry may be submitted per person. Commonwealth citizens who are
18 or under can enter the Commonwealth Essay Competition
<http://www.thercs.org/youth/competitions/essaycompetition> .

 In addition to the first prize and four regional prizes, this year there
will be special prizes for the best children's story and the best story
concerning Science, Technology and Society, the Commonwealth Day theme
for 2010.

 Entries will be accepted via an online application form on the
Commonwealth Foundation's website <http://www.commonwealthfoundation.com/>
 after 15 February

 Now is the time for CBA member radio stations to promote this opportunity
to their listeners

 Closing date for receipt of entries: 31 March 2010

 The winning entries will be judged in June by an international panel of
writers, broadcasters and academics across the regions of the
Commonwealth. Winners will be announced in September, and a CD of the
winning stories will be dispatched to member stations before the end of

 One World Media Awards 2010

 The One World Media Awards recognise the best media coverage of the
developing world. Entries must have been broadcast on terrestrial, cable,
digital or satellite tv or published in a recognized publication for the
first time in the UK between 13th March 2009 and 12th March 2010. For more
information, visit: http://oneworldmedia.org.uk/awards/

 Closing date for entries: 12 March 2010


 Commonwealth Day, 8 March 2010

 Science, Technology and Society is the Commonwealth Day theme for 2010. It
will be the theme for the major celebrations at the traditional
Westminster Abbey Observance Service and many other events and activities
around the Commonwealth. More information can be found here:

 Commonwealth Broadcasting Association

Email: cba@cba.org.uk



 The CBA is now calling for entries to its 2010 Awards. Television
or Radio programmes produced, or broadcast, for the first time
between 1st August 2008 and 1st September
2009 are eligible for entry.

 Deadline -- Entries should reach the CBA Secretariat by 1st
December 2009.

Duration -- The minimum duration of the programme should
be 10 minutes and the maximum duration must not exceed
60 minutes. The programme's duration must be
clearly marked on the DVD or CD.

Applications -- Five (5) copies of each application should be
sent with 5 DVD (PAL) unencrypted and all regions for
television features and 5 copies of CDs for radio features.

Language -- Programme entries may be in any language but
they must be subtitled in English for television entries.
Radio programmes in languages other than English must be
sent with a clear text in English explaining the concept of the
programme and its impact.

Fees -- CBA members and affiliates can send one entry free
in each category. For every additional entry in a category
there is a fee of £20 for members and affiliates.
The fee for non-members is £60 per entry.
These fees must be either included with
the entry or paid in advance.

Forms -- Application forms can be downloaded from the CBA’s website:

The award categories are as follows:

Amnesty International Award for Human Rights Programme
(Sponsored by Amnesty International)

World Bank Award for Programme on Development Issues
(Sponsored by the World Bank)

UNESCO Award for Science Reporting & Programming
(Sponsored by UNESCO)

CBA-IBC Award for Innovative Engineering
(Sponsored by IBC)

Thomson Foundation Award for Coverage of Environment by an African
(Sponsored by Thomson Foundation)

One World Media Award for Extending Audience Reach
(Sponsored by One World Media)

CBA Roll of Honour

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