IVLP: Tajikistan: New and Traditional Media in the United States

The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana is pleased to welcome an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) to Louisville under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State!  The program, titled, “New and Traditional Media in the United States: A Project for Tajikistan,” will take place from Tuesday, November 29 through Saturday, December 3.
For a description on the participants’ program, please see below:
The Tajik program will focus on a few themes, including TV journalism, discussing ways that TV journalism incorporates new technologies to allow more interaction with the viewer as well as quicker response to the issues. Visitors will also travel to a rural community to meet with media resources that address the needs of local communities, and which utilize new technologies to reach often isolated audiences. Finally, the visitors will meet with a local university to learn about programs designed to develop the next generation of responsible journalists prepared to practice their trade in an increasingly digital world.
The Department of State has outlined the following specific objectives for the project:
  • Explore trends and challenges in investigative journalism and print, broadcast, and radio
    media in the United States;
  • Learn about new and emerging technologies in online and digital media, and the ways in
    which traditional media is adapting to incorporate these new technologies;
  • Discuss the rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democratic society; and
  • Explore training and education programs for the development of professional journalists.

If anyone would like to sponsor a host dinner/lunch or volunteer in any way, please contact our Visitors Program Manager, Brian Easley, at 502-561-5422 or [email protected]