ICFJ’s Training for Journalists and Creators in the MENA Region

ICFJ’s Training for Journalists and Creators in the MENA Region

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with the Meta Journalism Project, is supporting Arabic-speaking journalists and content creators with the latest digital skills, resources, and tools to boost their storytelling and amplify their reach through specialized training in four main areas: Storytelling, Video Reporting, Data Journalism, and Audience Development and Engagement.

The program includes:

  • Twenty-four 90-minute webinars, led by expert trainers and followed by a Q&A session.

  • 20 grants, each approximately $1,500, to support participants as they apply lessons learned from the training to new projects

  • Dedicated mentoring to selected grantees to guide them as they develop their reporting projects.

  • Beginning in 2019 under the name “Social Media Solutions Training,” the previous version of this program focused on verification, fact checking, storytelling and audience engagement skills.

    Through the Social Media Solutions Training, thousands of participants gained the skills to engage audiences more effectively, improve their digital storytelling, better protect themselves online and vet possible misinformation using the latest fact-checking techniques.

    The program has previously covered the following core components: Verification, Audience Engagement, Digital Storytelling Methods, Digital Security.

    ICFJ is now expanding the Social Media Solutions program to provide journalists with the latest tools and best practices in storytelling, data journalism, video reporting and audience engagement skills.

    Engagewill replace the « Social Media Solutions Program » and offer eight expert-led Arabic sessions on all four topics, each followed by a Q&A session. In addition, 20 participants will receive grants and mentorship to pursue reporting projects that build on the lessons learned.

    Eligibility Requirements

  • All Arabic-speaking journalists, content creators, and journalism students are eligible to participate in the training webinars.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; ICFJ’s Training for Journalists and Creators in the MENA Region

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