BIMUN PRESS HUB APPLICATION FORM 2018
The BIMUN Press Hub is dedicated to the world of journalism and international communication. It is the first role-playing game in Africa to simulate the news and media on several levels: radio, television, branding and web. The BIMUN Press Hub, given its multicultural approach to the world of information, is the perfect practice for all aspiring journalists interested in working as part of an international news team, reproducing materials in multiple African countries.
The BIMUN Press Hub gives participants the opportunity to experience four days as real journalists as they interview ambassadors, UN officials, and other special guests in attendance. They will also be trained and guided by industry experts, technicians, cameramen, and journalists in order to create professional media.
Since it will be taking place within the International Model United Nation, the Press Hub will also act as the main news source for all the activities which make up the Conference.
Journalists will carry out their interviews with the contribution of hundreds of young participants and our many prestigious personalities and special guests taking part in the conference. Participants of the BIMUN Press Hub will follow a set schedule of activities. The journalist that stands out the most will thus be chosen by our judges and will be awarded various prizes such as interview and internship opportunities with our partners.
The simulation will use the “learn by doing” approach so that participants can acquire a full spectrum of theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of journalism and media, such as learning the tools for proper sociopolitical and economic analysis; journalistic writing skills within the environment of new media; the necessary skills to utilize new means of multimedia and online journalism; refined writing ability and capacity to relate within a structured news/editorial team; designing and developing informative products, whether traditional or innovative; team working skills; ability to interact with the public and heads of media as part of a press office; the preparation of manuscripts (style and composition).
The BIMUN Press Hub is therefore most suited for students of journalism, communication, literature, and philosophy. It gives students first-hand, practical experience to put on their CV because, although only a simulation, it replicates all aspects of the media – allowing students to fully comprehend the dynamics of the industry and the “behind the scenes” work of what we read in newspapers or see on TV.
News, both audio, visual and written from delegates for the conference at large will be showcased on all BIMUN platforms during and after the conference.