Event Information

ìpolicy for Journalists, June 2017, Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand

Event Date: 16 Jun To 18 Jun 2017; Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Venue: The Lake Resort, Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand

To secure freedom, prosperity, and good governance, a democratic society requires a high level of ethical and informed reporting. Azadi.me in association with Centre for Civil Society, www.azadi.me, Edelgive Foundation and Atlas Network offers ìpolicy, a three day residential course for journalists to equip them with tools to better understand and evaluate the effects of public policies in our day to day functioning. This award winning course focuses on issues in the key areas of education, livelihoods and good governance.

CCS is India’s leading liberal think tank, ranked 54 worldwide by the annual study conducted by the Think Tanks and Civil Society Program at the University of Pennsylvania.


  • To equip participants with analytical tools to better understand and evaluate the effects of public policies so as to better distinguish between objective facts and merely subjective opinions and intentions of policies from their actual results.
  • To offer unconventional angles and story ideas, information sources, and expert perspectives.


This course is targeted towards media professionals with some experience including senior correspondents, feature writers, beat reporters, assistant/sub-editors, producers, and anchors. Freelance journalists who have a dedicated column in reputed publication or web portal can also apply for this workshop. Priority will be given to journalists who cover education beat and are based in UP. Up to 26 participants are chosen through a competitive evaluation process. Transportation may be arranged from Delhi too (not guaranteed), depending on receipt of sufficient no. of competitive applications.  


The fee for the ìpolicy is Rs. 2,000, which includes all meals, accommodation and transportation from Lucknow to the venue and back. This fee is payable upon selection and payment can be made through online only. Rs. 1,500 will be returned after completion of the workshop.

31 May 2017