COVID-19 information

RNTC Courses and Trainings

RNTC, the internationally renowned training centre of RNW Media, provides career-boosting learning experiences for media professionals from all over the world. Over the past 50 years, we have trained journalists, social activists, programme-makers and communications professionals in achieving social change through media. We are experienced in providing high quality trainings virtually, in our training centre and studios or in-company.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to substantially impact our daily lives. It highlights, among other things, how important access to accurate and up-to-date information is, and the important role of media in raising awareness and providing trustworthy information.

As restrictions on physical movement and international travel continue to affect many people across the globe, RNTC has worked hard to redesign our face-to-face courses into (partly) online formats. All RNTC courses starting in 2021 are online or in blended format (partly online and partly face-to-face).


Till December 2021 all our courses and trainings are offered online. For one course in particular we have chosen for a blended format: an online module in combination with a face-to-face module in 2021. If you have subscribed to 'Digital content Creative', you will be personally informed by us about the blended format.

Digital Content Creative
2 weeks online, 1 week in the Netherlands - date TBD in 2021


Blended courses use online training and in person training as part of their curricula. The online training usually has sessions in which you will complete theoretical modules and assignments. The In-person training will usually include all skills training. Blended trainings are usually done in two components, an online phase with an outcome and an in-person phase with a separate, practical outcome.  

RNTC offers a range of open and tailor-made online courses. We offer plenty of individual support from our expert trainers and interaction with both trainers and fellow course participants. This is not a boring lecture series, but rather an interactive learner-centred training that gets you to produce output along the way, individually, or in groups.

Our online courses are rated very positively and we have high level learner satisfaction. Participants rate the online courses as a “highly useful” and “impactful” learning experience.

The online format requires full-time participation on training days for the duration of the course. The course includes lectures, group and individual projects, self-study time and online coaching.

Due to the current restrictions in our daily lives and in travel, caused by COVID-19, we have decided to offer our open courses in an online format instead of face-to-face until the end of 2021. In this way, participants will be able to access our cutting edge training, tailored coaching and support safely from home until (international) travel restrictions are lifted.

You can register for a course on our website. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation and a welcome letter, providing you all of the information you need to participate in the course online.

We use a freely downloadable platform called Zoom for our trainings. You will receive instructions and a Zoom link. In addition you will have access to our online learning academy where you can access all course materials for 6 months from the start of your course.

Before the training, you will be invited to set up an account on our Online Learning Academy during the first sign-in process. Once you have logged in, you can create your profile. Also, you will receive an invitation to a test session to become acquainted with Zoom and our other tools, and meet your trainer and fellow students too.

During the training you will participate in planned Zoom sessions and also have time scheduled for individual and group work.

You will receive detailed information in your confirmation and welcome letter. For any online course you will of course need access to internet, a mobile device/ laptop with audio and camera.

The time commitment is variable, but you can expect to spend an average of 6 to 8 hours a day on a course. Our online course requires full participation for the duration of the course. You will definitely need a quiet place from which you can study and work on course assignments undisturbed.

Sessions are recorded, if you miss a session the recording can be made available to you. This is only in the event of an internet connectivity issue.  

There are different kinds of sessions. For plenary sessions, these are done as a whole group and you are required to be online. There are group work assignments that are up to you and your group when and how you will choose to complete these. There are individual assignment sessions in which you are not required to be online, however the facilitator will be online to answer questions during these time slots.

The time commitment is variable, but you can expect to spend an average of 6 to 8 hours a day on a course. Not all of these are online hours, however they do vary. 

RNTC suggests that you do not work or schedule meetings during the training times.   

We will share more information to all scholarship nominees and scholarship holders per e-mail. If you have a question, please e-mail us at [email protected] 

Everywhere you want

RNTC Media Training Centre trains journalists, social activists, programme-makers, media and communications professionals worldwide in achieving social change through media.


Next to our open courses, we also provide tailor-made trainings for individuals and organisations. RNTC prides itself on being innovative in both subject matter and method of delivery.

50+ years, 6000+ students

RNTC is the internationally renowned training centre of RNW Media. Over the past 50 years, RNTC has gained invaluable expertise in delivering courses to media professionals around the world.

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