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Reuters Offers Course on HIV/AIDS Reporting for Developing World Journalists

August 12, 2009

Reporting on HIV can be tricky. Stories about HIV are rarely just about the virus: Writers may find themselves dealing with medical science, international politics, economics and even lifestyle and first-person accounts. To help writers learn to navigate these intricacies, the Thomas Reuters Foundation has developed a course on HIV/AIDS reporting.

The class is open to reporters and feature writers from developing areas in Africa, Asia, South America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. It uses expert briefings, discussions, a high-profile public panel debate and practice writing exercises to help journalists gain confidence when writing about HIV/AIDS.

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Comment by: RW (Middle East) Sat., Sep. 26, 2009 at 10:58 am EDT
Wish this could apply to the MENA region. It's of utmost importance. Stigma & Discrimination are still high; and the media is not helping much. On the contrary, in some places, it is even adding to the burden.
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