Egyptian professors gain insight into journalism teaching methods in Ireland
December 2, 2015
Online publications aimed at giving Irish journalism students the opportunity to apply theory to practice were the focus of a recent study tour for two Egyptian professors to the Dublin Institute of Technology’s School of Media, organised as part of the EU-funded MedMedia peer-to-peer programme.
The two Egyptian teachers were given a unique insight into the use of student websites as a tool for developing journalism skills. They hope to integrate a similar approach into the curriculum at the Misr University of Science and Technology near Cairo where they teach, with a view to improving the employability of their journalism graduates.
MedMedia’s peer-to-peer mentoring programme works to facilitate an exchange of expertise between media organisations across the Mediterranean. It is part of a wider project which aims to create an enabling environment for media reform in the MENA region.
The EU-funded MedMedia project aims to create an enabling environment for media reforms in the Southern Mediterranean region. It is part of the €17 million EU programme “Media and culture for development in the Southern Mediterranean” which aims at supporting the media and culture reform processes in the region.
MedMedia focuses on media legislation, regulation, programming, strategy and leadership with a view to helping state media fulfil their public service mandate and compete with the commercial sector. It will also work to build public trust by strengthening the media’s role as an independent watchdog and a forum for democratic debate. (EU Neighbourhood Info)