The WTO 9th Ministerial Conference was held in Nusa Dua, Bali, on December 3 – 6, 2013. While thousands of journalists came from around the world to report on the meeting, independent journalists were not able to get media pass to cover the event inside the venue.
In response to the WTO Ministerial Conference, EngageMedia held a Workshop and Alternative Media Center in Bali from 2-6 December 2013 for the Indonesian video journalists/activists who were not able to join the main conference.
Partnering with the Bali-based Lopulalan Institute (LITE) EngageMedia invited 16 video journalists/video makers and activists from Bali, Papua, Makassar, Riau, Pontianak, Samarinda, Jakarta, Bandung, Cilacap and Surabaya to participate in the WTOunplugged event that took place at Kopi Kultur, Bali.
The event was launched with a full-day workshop, discussing what is WTO, the impacts of it and the global movement against WTO, journalism ethics and how videos can be a tool to tell our message.
From day 2 to day 5, participants did a morning briefing to discuss their story ideas, and then all participants went out to make videos in pairs. They were out and about Bali to shoot, interview people and at the same time find fresh ideas for their next videos.
Within 4 days, 8 teams produced 28 videos with stories range from agriculture, poverty, water, consumerism, anti-WTO movement, women, local economy, etc.
Watch WTOunplugged videos on EnaggeMedia
Read a full report on the event here.
WTOunplugged was supported by TIFA Foundation and the Jakarta Foreign Correspondents Club (JFCC).