One of the things I love about the Internet is the immediate freedom bestowed on any joe or jane to make their thoughts heard. In the realm of politics, I’m personally tired of hearing the same old faces hog the podium to talk about the state of the country. I’d rather hear it from … well … YOU.
Have you ever thought about publishing your own weblog so that everyone can read about your take on the issues confronting the world? Do you download podcasts and wish you had your own voice in the internet as well? If your answer is â€˜yesâ€™ to these questions, then we would like to invite you to apply to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation’s â€œExpress Yourselfâ€ workshop with hands on tutorials on blogging and podcasting on 9-10 March 2006 in Makati City.
There, you will learn about:
* The best practices in the field of blogging and podcasting with a special emphasis on the Philippine political context
* How to craft a clear message that will define your blog
* The basic editorial and writing guidelines regarding online communications and apply them and
* How to produce and maintain your own blog and podcast
Well-known names from the Philippine blogosphere like Manuel L. Quezon III and Abe Olandres will be speakers during the workshop.
Apply now by sending your resumÃ©, a short note or essay on why you want to participate, and samples of previous work (if any) through email at [email protected] or by fax at (63 2) 8101431. Applications will be accepted until 2 March 2006 only.
As this is a workshop with many practical, hands-on exercises, only 15 successful applicants will be invited to participate in â€œExpress Yourself!â€. Please take note that participation is free of charge and inclusive of materials and lunch. FNF may also cover transportation costs and accommodations for participants traveling from outside Metro Manila.
For more info, visit www.fnf.org.ph