Monday, May 7, 2007

JOB- Bloggers for Thematic Blog, neweurasia and TOL

Distrib. by: Central-Eurasia-L - Announcement List for Central Eurasian Studies

JOB- Bloggers for Thematic Blog, neweurasia and TOL

Posted by: Leila Tanayeva <>

TOL & neweurasia are seeking enthusiastic bloggers interested in
writing and maintaining thematic blogs

We are currently seeking Central Asia based bloggers to write on
current issues on their own separate blogs. The bloggers will strive
to encourage discussions on their blogs and solicit voluntary
guest-contributions from other individuals, also from within the
neweurasia community.

This year TOL & neweurasia will support:

One regional blog (possible topics include but are not limited to
culture/arts, regional cooperation and security)

One Kazakhstan blog (possible topics include but are not limited to
oil and related issues, i.e. business, corruption, economy, development);

One Tajikistan blog (possible topics include but are not limited to
civil war reconciliation, development issues, etc.);

One Kyrgyzstan blog (possible topics include but are not limited to
trafficking, human rights, etc.).

Blogs can be written in Russian or English, or both. Knowledge of
Russian is necessary, decent English and knowledge of the national
language an advantage. The ideal candidates will be familiar with
social media (blogs), interested in using multimedia and preferably
located within the countries that they want to cover.

Successful candidates are expected to write at least three posts a
week (with an average length of about 300-500 words) and attract
readers and commentators by promoting their blogs on the Internet and
the mainstream media. He/she must have Internet access, be able to
work independently in a young virtual team and communicate with the
country blog coordinators and the Managing Editor.

A monthly stipend of $150 (transferred in four quarterly installments)
will be paid over 12 months. There will be technical support for the
maintenance of the blog, and the best bloggers will be short-listed
for an intership and a summer course on new media in Prague, Czech
Republic, from 8 to 15 July, 2007.

To apply, please send your CV and your letter of interest to info @ with a subject line "Thematic blog (country name)". In
your letter of interest, please indicate what topic you would like to
cover and why. The deadline for the applications is 18 May 2007.

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