Sharing skills

The Public Media Alliance offers its members free high-quality training courses across several areas of broadcasting

We run tailored workshops for broadcasters on a thematic or regional basis. Staff of members can also apply for bursaries to travel abroad for broadcast-related projects. Follow us on social media or sign up to our newsletter for news on future opportunities.


Travel bursary exchange programme

HauwaAs a comprehensive network of public media organisations, we are well-placed to support employees of member organisations who wish to spend time working with another member organisation in order to develop skills and gain new experiences. In 2015 we are offering 10 travel bursaries to support individuals who wish to further their skills and knowledge in public media policy and practice.

Bursaries may be provided for a media project that would benefit the bursar’s organisation and society, and meets the objectives of the PMA and its other funding organisations. To be eligible, a successful bursar must be proactive in working with the Public Media Alliance to establish a contact with the Public Media Alliance member organisation in the country they wish to travel to.

Find out more

Read our 2016 Travel Bursar Stories


Online self-directed courses

Our online courses offer employees of Public Media Alliance member organisations the opportunity to study and develop their career skills with flexibility and in their own time.
The following courses are immediately available:

Introduction to Radio Production
Radio News Production Level 2
Introduction to Change Management

Please contact info@publicmediaalliance.org to register and obtain passwords.


The Pan-Pacific Media Project

PanPacMedtrainingThe Public Media Alliance has run documentary training for broadcast and media professionals in the Pacific for two consecutive years. In 2014 the training was held in Tonga delivered in partnership with the Pacific Media Assistance scheme, ABC and Macquarie University Australia, and was available free of charge to participants. Those who took part gained practical skills in filmmaking, scripting for documentary, editing and social media.
Read more about the 2014 edition of the training