European Youth Press’ Middle East & North Africa Committee

Deadline: 5 November 2013 at 23:59 CET
Open to: candidates between 20-35 from Europe or the Middle East/North Africa region with a background in journalism, media or NGO work
Benefits: gain international experience in project management and networking through international conferences


Interested in media, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa? Apply as a voluntary team member of the Middle East and North Africa Committee (menac) of the European Youth Press.

The Middle East and North Africa is a diverse region in regards to its people’s culture, ethnicity, language and religion and so is Europe. In today’s world the two regions interact more than ever and media plays a crucial role in shaping opinions. Menac is addressing this interaction and the role of the media in it. The committee works to enhance the voices of young journalists and media-makers from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, to promote intercultural dialogue and the development of a better contextualisation of the respective regions.

Menac organises projects such as Minority Voices for young media-makers from the two regions and is creating a sustainable network for young journalists and media-makers throughout Europe and the MENA-region. To help with this, they are looking for new team members from December on.

Team members will be involved in the development and implementation of projects. Tasks include among others budget calculation, the writing of project proposals and funding applications, managing social media channels and the menac blog.


Menac currently consists of five members. They now would like to enhance our team with four more members. They welcome applicants of any ethnicity, religion or gender from Europe and/or the MENA-regionThey are particularly looking for an editor in chief to run their blog and someone with knowledge in fundraising. However, they are open for and interested in every applicant who:

  • has an academic background of the region or experience in the fields of journalism/media or NGO work;
  • has experience in project management, especially fundraising and finances;
  • speaks and writes English fluently, knowledge of Arabic or French would be an additional plus;
  • is able to commit at least 5-10 working hours per week and interested in a long term commitment;
  • is aged between 20-35.


Menac is working on a voluntary base. However, as a team member you have many benefits:

  • gain international experience in project management;
  • work in a culturally diverse team;
  • bring in your own ideas and suggestions;
  • network;
  • work with prominent institutions such as the European Parliament;
  • go to conferences on behalf of menac.


The application deadline is 5 November 2013 at 23:59 CET.

If you would like to be part of the team please send your CV and motivation letter to In your motivation letter you should explain your motivation for becoming a menac team member, where you would see yourself in the committee and which part of their work you’re most interested in.

For more information on menac check out their FacebookTwitter and Website. The official call for applicants is HERE.

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