Inclusive Media Training for Women Journalists

Deadline: 15 June 2016
Open to: female journalists from Europe, North Africa and the Middle East
Venue: 1-5 August 2016, Amman, Jordan

Description

Inclusive Media” is a cooperation between the Middle East and North Africa Committee (menac) of the European Youth Press (EYP) and Daem for Media. It is funded by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) and pedagogically supported by the Syrian Female Journalist Network (SFJN).

“Inclusive Media: Rethinking Journalism Conditions for Women Across the Middle East” is a five-day training for 20 female journalists, hosted in Amman, Jordan. The training takes place from 1-5 August 2016 (arrival on 31st July, departure on 6th August).

In the training, participants will get the chance to share experience on risk and gender, challenges in their work-life and for women in media across borders. They will be trained by awarded Azerbaijani reporter and media trainer Arzu Geybullayeva on how to improve their reporting skills and by Syrian journalist and co-founder of the Syrian Female Journalist Network (SFJN) Rula Asad on human rights reporting and pitching.

Eligibility

  • Female (identifying as female) journalist;
  • 20 – 30 years old at the time of the training (please include your date of birth in your CV);
  • Residing in one of the following countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Italy, or Spain;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Professional experience at least 2 years of full-time journalistic experience desirable;
  • Intercultural experience – living, working, travel, reporting, research trips or study of the respective region.

Cost

  • The lodging, meals and workshop materials will be covered;
  • The organizing team will be refunding travel expenses based on submitted receipts and tickets. (Team expect participants to book flights immediately after confirmation and travel information has been shared. Team cannot cover higher costs, if flights are booked at a later moment and prices have increased.);
  • Participants are expected to provide their own health insurance and bear the visa costs if they need visa to enter Jordan.

How to apply?

In order to apply, send your applications to [email protected] with subject “IM 2016 Application” and documents listed below:

  • CV (please include your date of birth);
  • Cover letter detailing how this training benefits your career or personal development;
  • A short text (2000 characters max.) on what has been your most challenging situation as a journalist;
  • 3 working samples in English – we accept all formats, including radio, video, photos essays or text. Links are strongly preferred.

For more information, please visit the official webpage.

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