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Training

The Center set up a full-fledged Training Desk in 1994, in response to demands from reporters and editors for seminars responsive to the needs of beat reporters, the media’s frontline workers. PCIJ seminars go beyond the basic theoretical inputs provided by journalism textbooks. Instead, they focus on actual problems confronted by reporters, including evaluating sources; verifying data and gathering evidence; ethical conduct between source and reporter; and access to information.

The Center tries as much as possible to combine inputs on journalistic craft, particularly investigative reporting techniques, with substantive inputs on particular areas of concern, such as the environment or local governance. It also uses these seminars to foster frank exchanges between journalists and officials, particularly on such issues as freedom of information, access to documents, and the rights of journalists.

Even before the Training Desk was formally organized, PCIJ was already into knowledge-sharing activities. Since 1990, it has conducted almost a hundred training seminars, workshops and forums for print, broadcast, and online journalists (lately including citizen bloggers), journalism teachers and students on journalism and investigative reporting skills. More than a thousand journalists in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, and other Southeast Asian countries have attended these training seminars.

A total of 75 seminar-workshops for print, broadcast and online journalists, journalism teachers and students, in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan and other Southeast Asian countries have attended the PCIJ’s training seminars.

Start date End date Event Theme Venue
10-Nov-90 Forum Investigative reporting PCED Hostel, UP Diliman
07-Sep-91 Seminar Political reporting Asian Institute of Management
01-Dec-91 06-Dec-91 Workshop Sustainable development for Philippine journalists UP Los Baños
21-Feb-92 23-Feb-92 The role of national drug policy in social transformation: a challenge for the media Development Academy of the Philippines, Tagaytay City
12-Oct-92 Seminar workshop Covering foreign affairs: challenges, problems. Prospects Perez Rom, Magsaysay Bldg.
05-Mar-93 06-Mar-93 Seminar workshop The politics of economic policies Korean Room, Asian Institute of Management
01-Dec-93 05-Dec-93 Seminar workshop The Philippine national drug policy in social transformation: A challenge to the media Park Place Hotel, Cebu City
23-Jan-94 11-Feb-94 Workshop Investigative reporting for Philippine journalists Hawaii Imin International Conference Center (IMIN) East-West Center
05-Sep-94 08-Sep-94 Training program Investigative radio reporting Continuing Education Center, UP Los Baños
08-Oct-94 Seminar Policy-making in the executive branch
10-Dec-94 Seminar Following the paper trail in congress Humabon Room, Sulo Hotel
04-Mar-95 Seminar Investigating the justice system Binondo Room, Manila Midtown Hotel
24-Jun-95 Seminar Investigating local governments Galleria Suites, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
26-Aug-95 Seminar Following the money trail: How the government raises revenues and spends our money Lakandula Room, Sulo Hotel
20-Oct-95 21-Oct-95 Seminar Reporting on children Sta. Mesa Room, Manila Midtown Hotel
03-Dec-95 Seminar investigative reporting Sulo Hotel
03-Feb-96 04-Feb-96 Seminar Investigative reporting
19-Mar-96 23-Mar-96 Seminar workshop Training for Northern Luzon journalists Baguio City
20-May-96 24-May-96 Seminar workshop Training for Visayas journalists Cebu City
06-Jul-96 13-Jul-96 Investigative reporting Preview Room, Broadcast City
18-Jul-96 21-Jul-96 Seminar workshop Training for Mindanao journalists Davao City
29-Sep-96 Seminar Investigative reporting Rembrandt Hotel
22-Feb-97 Seminar workshop Iinvestigative journalism Board Room, Broadcast City
19-Mar-98 31-Mar-98 Seminar workshop Investigative reporting and the ’98 elections Bayview Park Hotel, Manila
15-Apr-98 17-Apr-98 Seminar workshop Corruption and governance in Asia: The role of the media Mandarin Oriental, Makati, Philippines
29-Oct-98 31-Oct-98 Seminar workshop Improving the flow of information in a time of crisis Subic, Philippines
19-Feb-99 20-Feb-99 Seminar workshop Investigative reporting and the ’98 elections: An assessment Jul Resort, Bohol
15-Aug-99 25-Aug-99 Training course Investigating corruption Century Imperial Palace Suites, Quezon City
10-Nov-99 18-Nov-99 Manila to Kobe journalists’ encounter Manila, Philippines and Kobe, Japan
22-Nov-99 01-Dec-99 Training course Investigating corruption Century Imperial Palace Suites, Quezon City
10-Feb-00 Forum Access to information Santika Hotel, Jakarta
21-Feb-00 04-Mar-00 Training course Trainingof trainers
26-Mar-00 06-Apr-00 Training course Investigating corruption Bayview Park Hotel, Manila
20-May-00 Seminar Use of Video/TV and internet in journalism Bayantel Bldg. Quezon City
22-May-00 26-May-00 Training course Journalism for Quezon City shool paper advisers Quezon City High School
19-Jun-00 30-Jun-00 Workshop Investigative journalism in a democratic society (part 1) Jakarta, Indonesia
09-Jul-00 21-Jul-00 Workshop Training of trainers [TOT] Bangkok, Thailand
26-Aug-00 Seminar workshop Investigative reporting Board room, Broadcast City
21-Oct-00 Seminar Access to information Hotel Armada, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
22-Feb-01 26-Feb-01 Workshop Investigative reporting in a democratic society, part 2 Jakarta, Indonesia
17-Apr-01 20-Apr-01 Teacher training course on investigative journalism AIM Conference Center, Makati City
07-May-01 10-May-01 Teacher training course on investigative journalism Montebello Villa Hotel, Cebu City
10-Jun-01 14-Jun-01 Investigative reporting in Southeast Asia Holiday Inn Resort, Clark Field, Pampanga
02-Jul-01 06-Jul-01 Basic course on investigative journalism Amigo Terrace Hotel, Iloilo City
10-Sep-01 14-Sep-01 Basic course on investigative journalism Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City
25-Jan-02 27-Jan-02 Seminar workshop Police and court reporting (for broadcast) Richmonde Hotel, Pasig
08-Feb-02 10-Feb-02 Seminar workshop Police and court reporting (for print) Richmonde Hotel, Pasig City
04-Mar-02 06-Mar-02 Conference Access to information Hilton Hua Hin Resort and Spa, Hua Hin, Tahiland
16-Jun-02 20-Jun-02 Seminar workshop Investigative journalism Marriott Hotel, Cebu City
17-Jul-02 21-Jul-04 Advance reporting course for Southeast Asian journalists Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
29-Sep-02 04-Oct-02 Workshop Training of trainers on investigative journalism Panglao Islang Nature Center, Panglao, Bohol
12-Nov-02 15-Nov-02 Workshop Training of trainers on election reporting for Cambodian journalists Phnom Penh, Cambodia
19-Mar-03 23-Mar-03 Training course Investigative journalism Crown Peak Garden Hotels and Nature Spa, Subic Bay, Freeport Zone
09-Jul-03 13-Jul-03 Workshop Investigative reporting Raddin Hotel, Bali, Indonesia
27-Oct-03 28-Oct-03 Seminar Research techniques TUCP-PGEA Compound, Quezon City
22-May-04 Seminar Basic investigative techniques 5/f Globe Telecoms Plaza, Mandaluyong
28-Jul-04 01-Aug-04 Training Course Investigative journalism course for Southeast Asian journalists Sunway Hotel, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia
23-Nov-04 25-Nov-04 Seminar Investigative journalism for TV in Southeast Asia Linden Suites, Pasig City
28-Feb-05 04-Mar-05 Training course Basic journalism training for Democratic Voice of Burma Bangkok, Thailand
23-Nov-05 25-Nov-05 Workshop Trainers’ training on investigative jounalism for television in southeast Asia Rayong Beach Resort Hotel, Rayong Thailand
08-Feb-06 11-Feb-06 Training Course Basic radio journalism for Mindanao journalists Royal Mandaya Hotel, Davao
08-Mar-06 11-Mar-06 Training Course Basic radio journalism for Mindanao journalists Cha-li Beach resort, Cagayan de Oro
24-Sep-07 27-Sep-07 Training Course Investigative Journalism Summer Place Hotel, Baguio City
08-Oct-07 11-Oct-07 Seminar Reporting on the MDGs Crown Regency Residences, Davao
07-Nov-07 10-Nov-07 Seminar Reporting on the MDGs Naga City
4-Feb-08 11-Feb-08 Seminar Reporting on the MDGs Baguio City
4-Aug-08 7-Aug-08 Training Investigative Journalism Iloilo Grand Hotel, Iloilo City
25-Aug-08 30-Aug-08 Training Basic and investigative journalism Jakarta, Indonesia
27-Sep-08 30-Sep-08 Training Reporting on Conflict and Peace: The Story of Mindanao Grand Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
3-Nov-08 6-Nov-08 Training Investigative Reporting for Journalism Teachers and Students Silliman University, Dumaguete City
18-Jan-09 23-Jan-09 Training Investigative Reporting/ Ethics for Burmese Journalists Windsor Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
06-Feb-09 Press launch in East Asia Open Budget Survey 2008 Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand, Bangkok
12-Mar-09 16-Mar-09 Seminar Reporting on Human Rights and Extra-Judicial Killings Estancia Hotel, Tagaytay City
26-Aug-09 29-Aug-09 Training Seminar Covering Automated Elections and Campaign Finance Makiling Highland Resort, Pansol, Laguna
10-Sep-09 13-Sep-09 Training seminar Covering Automated Elections and Campaign Finance Subic Holiday Villas, Subic, Zambales
28- Nov-09 Training Seminar for GMA 7 staff Covering Automated Elections and Campaign Finance GMA 7
05-Dec-09 Training Seminar for GMA 7 staff Covering Automated Elections and Campaign Finance GMA 7
11-Dec-09 13-Dec-09 Training Seminar for Central Luzon and NCR journalists Covering Automated Elections and Campaign Finance Oxford Hotel, Clark, Pampanga
18-Dec-09 Training Seminar for KBP, bloggers Covering Automated Elections and Campaign Finance Eurotel North EDSA, QC
08-Jan-10 Training Seminar for PPI, NUJP journalists, CEGP and bloggers Covering Automated Elections and Campaign Finance Regalia Tower Suites, Cubao, QC
14-Jan-10 15-Jan-10 Knowledge-Sharing Sessions Reporting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as Election Issues Hotel Venezia, Legazpi City
15-Jan-10 17-Jan-10 Training Seminar for Region 5 journalists Covering Automated Elections and Campaign Finance Hotel Venezia, Legazpi City
28-Jan-10 29-Jan-10 Knowledge-Sharing Sessions Reporting on the MDGs as Election Issues MetroCentre Hotel, Tagbilaran City
29-Jan-10 31-Jan-10 Training Seminar for C.Visayas journalists Covering Automated Elections and Campaign Finance MetroCentre Hotel, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
04-Feb-10 06-Feb-10 Training Seminar for W./E.Visayas journalists Covering Automated Elections and Campaign Finance Sarabia Manor Hotel, Iloilo city
17-Feb-10 18-Feb-10 Training Seminar for Mizzima News staff Covering Elections in Myanmar Grand Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
04-Mar-10 06-Mar-10 Training Seminar for Mindanao journalists Covering Automated Elections and Campaign Finance Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
06-Mar-10 07-Mar-10 Knowledge-Sharing Sessions Reporting on the MDGs as Election Issues Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
20-Mar-10 Bloggers’ Forum Political Blogging Annabel’s Restaurant, QC
10-Apr-10 Training Seminar for GMA 7 camera crew Covering Automated Elections and Campaign Finance GMA 7
17-Apr-10 Training Seminar for GMA 7 camera crew Covering Automated Elections and Campaign Finance GMA 7
24-Apr-10 Training Seminar for GMA 7 producers, reporters Covering Automated Elections and Campaign Finance GMA 7
25-Apr-10 Training Seminar for GMA 7 producers, reporters Covering Automated Elections and Campaign Finance GMA 7
26-May-10 28-May-10 Training Seminar (Kate Webb Award grant) Poverty, Dynasties and Governance Wheatberry Café, QC
12-July-10 Briefing Session for Comelec en banc PCIJ Audit of Election Expenses and Donations Comelec conference room, Intramuros
15-July-10 17-July-10 Training Seminar for Burmese journalists Covering Elections in Myanmar Pattaya, Thailand
25-Aug-10 Briefing Session for Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal PCIJ Audit of Election Expenses and Donations Comelec office, Intramuros
29-Sept-10 03-Oct-10 Seminar-Workshop for Mizzima News staff Covering Elections in Myanmar Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel, Thailand
20 Oct-10 Press Launch – Philippines Open Budget Survey 2010 Annabel’s Restaurant, QC