Trainings and workshops


Source: Circom is a unique International Audiovisual Network in Europe promoting and developing cooperation between members, co-producing and exchanging programmes, strengthening vocational training for journalists and technicians across Europe.

Hungary has taken all possible opportunities in recent years to take an active part in CIRCOM training both as participants and organisers of events.

MoJoChallenge 2014


CIRCOM, in partnership with our colleagues at MTVA Hungary, organised an exciting new opportunity for mobile journalists, the first CIRCOM – MTVA Mojo Challenge 2014.

The challenge took place in Budapest between October 12th and 19th 2014, and was open to CIRCOM members only. 24 journalists from 12 countries took part and all of them used a Nokia Lumia 930 Windows Phone for filming, kindly supplied for the event by Microsoft. The challenge was in a form of a competition where stories were produced in Budapest and were judged by a panel of experts with awards presented to the winner and highly commended in "Beginners" and "Advanced" categories. The judges had a tough job with the top 5 in each category coming close. They also commented on the high quality of the pictures and were very impressed with what could be achieved with a smart phone.

In the Beginners category Jeroen Kelderman from RTV Drenthe, Holland won with his story about Budapest's new cycle lanes. Tom Brown from BBC East Midlands was Highly Commended for his story on graffiti art. In the advanced group Leonor Suarez from RTV Asturias in Spain won, her story about the Spanish Ambassador who, during WW2, helped 5000 Jews escape from Hungary. The Highly Commended prize went to Ana Funcik from RTV Vojvodina with her story about the Budapest homeless situation. Both Leonor and Ana attended the CIRCOM Mojo workshop in Cavtat in May and advanced to being recognised for their work and skills on this first Mojo Challenge.

MoJo Workshop Budapest 2013

Budapest, October 7th - 11th 2013

Due to the success, requests and the exceptional feedback from the Santiago Mobile Journalism workshop, CIRCOM changed its VJ training to a mobile journalism workshop taking place in Budapest from 7th-11th October 2013. This training offers an exceptional opportunity for journalists to learn new techniques and be introduced to the latest developments in MoJo reporting. The workshop, over a 5-day period, had a high level of practical exercises which culminated in all the delegates having to produce a story, in Budapest, of 2 minutes duration. From MTVA, Judit Ibrányi had the chance to attend the MoJo workshop in October, where she was appraised by her trainers: „Judit worked hard on her story and came up with a very good subject in a children’s book writer. This story was well filmed and beautifully put together. Judit really did put into practise what she had learnt. Technically the story was also very good.”

Film on the event click HERE.

CIRCOM Investigative Journalism Seminar 2013

Budapest, June 14th - 15th 2013

For photos on the event click HERE. Are You Interested In Improving Your Political And Election Coverage? “Enhance your Political Programming” A pan-European initiative bringing together leading broadcasters responsible for Political and Current Affairs programme making. Circom Regional, in partnership with the European Parliament, are offering its member stations a unique opportunity for their senior political journalists or programme editors to take part in a series of three workshops between October 2012 and May 2013.

Mobile Journalism Workshop 2013

Santiago de Compostela, May 3rd – 8th 2013

CIRCOM in conjunction with RTE Ireland: workshop for journalists that gives them an opportunity to learn the professional skills and techniques when using a mobile phone. MTVA was represented by our talented young journalist, Benedek Mohay, who was appraised by the organizers for his creativity and dedication to technical novelties and their use in his everyday work.

For photos of the workshop click HERE.

Training the Trainers Course - BBC Academy

Bristol, UK, February 18th – 22nd 2013

Our colleague, Tibor Nagyistók represented MTVA at the Train the Trainer Course where he surprised everyone with his energetic presentation on T’ai Chi and with his outstanding coaching technique.

For photos of the event click HERE.

„Itt a pont!”

On 14-15 April 2014 MTVA for the third time organizes a workshop for Hungarian and foreign media professionals and students. The main goal of the event is to share experience regarding the working procedures of the international television and radio festivals’ juries and to introduce the current trends in television, radio and on-line productions.

The speakers represent the whole of the Hungarian Public Service Media (MTVA, MTV, Duna TV, MR), and we’ll also have special international guests. The speakers are invited to present excerpts from different programmes and the participants are encouraged to interact and to ask questions during the sessions. On Monday evening all the guests are invited to the Gala concert and dinner. The concert programme includes the performances of the Hungarian participants of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 and the Eurovision Young Musicians competition. Date: 14-15 April 2014
Venue: MTVA – screening hall

Eurovision Academy

Eurovision Academy LogoEurovision Academy provides one of the most important training support for public service media companies with its regular master classes and workshops. Eurovision Academy addresses media market challenges with 6 special portfolios: leadership and management, safety and security, news, digital culture and technologies, authoring and programming, brands and values. MTVA became the third most active partner organization last year with 62 participants in a wide range of workshops and trainings in the organization of EBU.