Dushanbe, Tajikistan, January 3, 2020 – The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe announces the opening of applications for journalists from Tajikistan and Central Asia to take part in reporting tours and study tours to the United States in 2020. In cooperation with Foreign Press Center of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy plans to organize reporting tours on the following topics in 2020: Public Health, Trade and Investment, Environmental Issues, U.S. Elections, and Women in Government. Journalists from Tajikistan will travel to the United States for approximately 7-10 days, and together with counterparts from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, will have the opportunity to interview experts in these fields and visit locations and events relevant to the topics of the reporting tours.
Foreign Press Center reporting tours are intended for print, radio, television, or online journalists with 3-7 years of experience in reporting on issues strongly related to the tour’s topic. Applicants should be working-level journalists who produce regular content rather than editors and/or producers. They should have the ability to work independently within the United States with only limited assistance.
Additionally, the U.S. Embassy plans to organize study tours for journalists, executives or editors of news outlets, and journalism professors on the following topics: Modern Technologies in the Newsroom, University Education for Journalists, Working with Press Offices, and Managing Sources of Information. Study tours also last 7-10 days and focus more on skill development, but also offer interviews with experts in the field and visits to American news outlets and universities.