Budapest, Hungary
Introduction to Video Journalism 1 - October 21st – 28th
Introduction to Video Journalism 2 - October 28th – November 4th

Farewell to Ian Masters and hello to 18 new VJs

The “Introduction to Video Journalism” courses in Budapest finished on a high note and a sad note. The high note was that another 18 journalists from 13 countries attended the course and all were thrilled with the training they received and what they had personally achieved on the course. The sad note was that this was the last training course to be lead by Ian Masters of the Thomson Foundation (seen at the back of the VJ2 group).

Ian has been involved with Circom from the early nineties and has been leading the training since 2001. In 2003 he had the foresight to see that television journalism was changing and, along with Karol Cioma, designed the Circom VJ courses .

It is quite fitting that this should have been his last course. All in Circom wish him fair sailing and a long and happy retirement.



VJ1 group
Delegates: Martina Kiseljak – HRT Zagreb, Barbora Telferová – ČESKÁ TELEVIZE, Michael Olsson – TV2 Lorry, Balazs Kaufmann – MTV Pecs, Peadar MacGaoithín – RTE Dublin, Liv Eva Kirkesaeter - NRK Sørlandet, Lucian Lucescu – TVR Iasi, Ljubica Vujadinovic – RT Vojvodina, Edi Mavsar – RTVS Koper
Trainers: Darko Flajpan, Karol Cioma and Glen Mulcahy



VJ2 group
Delegates: Christina Teuthorn – BR Munich, Jan Been – RTV Noord, Erika Kocsor – MTV Szeged, Norma Saliba – PBS Malta, Runar H. Jørstad – NRK Hedmark og Oppland, Pawel Mrozek – TVP3 Krakow, Clara Maria Paveluc – TVR, Sladjana Miletic – RTS Belgrade, Sylvia Stern – RTVS Koper
Trainers: Ian Master, Karol Cioma, Darko Flajpan and Glen Mulcahy