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
ìpolicy for Young Leaders aims to reach out to undergraduates, graduates, post graduates and recent graduates who have just started working. CCS believes that such individuals hold the power to change the future, and because they are currently in a space where their belief and knowledge could be channelized and strengthened through exposure to ideas of a free society.
- To create a fun, open, and respectful environment where everyone is encouraged to think critically about social, economic, and political issues.
- To evoke in participants a passionate inquiry into their own values and role in creating a good society.
- To equip participants with fundamental concepts of political economy and sound public policy to enable them understand the root cause of current challenges and effectively advocate for policy solutions through their current work and future professions.
- To plug participants into a global network of opportunities to propel their intellectual growth, make personal connections and access resources to help them advance their vision of a free society.
Eligibility: The course is open to all students, recent graduates as well as post graduates. Participants will be selected based on their application merit.
Please Note: Selected participants are required to attend all the sessions held during the course upon which they will receive a certificate of participation.
Course Fee: The ìpolicy fee is Rs 3000, which shall cover food and course materials for the entire duration of the program. The fee is payable upon selection, and can be made online, via cheque or DD, details of which will be communicated later. The participants are requested to make their own travel arrangements. Selected participants will be notified on a rolling basis.
Enjoy a fun Sunday evening connecting with the CCS alumni network at a picnic in Cubbon Park!
Whether it's through Liberty and Society Seminars, ISPP, ipolicy or internships, what we value most about our journey over the past two decades is the continued support of our alumni. We'd love to hear what you've been up to, your favourite memory from a CCS program, and what you'd like to see more of from us at CCS.
We're excited to invite you to a Sunday Picnic at Cubbon Park, for CCS ALUMNI on 30 April at 4pm. What better way to spend an evening than catching up on old times, meeting friends, walking down the memory lane, discussing ideas and munching on some great food! Please spread the word among your fellow batchmates who were a part of your group at CCS Academy programs and mark your calendars. Feel free to bring a friend along.
Invite fellow CCS alumni on the Facebook event page
Liberalism in India: Past, Present and Future
and Panel Discussion:
Crisis of Liberalism in India
with Jerry Rao, Gurcharan Das, R Jagannathan and Hindol Sengupta