The EU co-organizes a 4-month online training program for journalists based in the Middle East and North Africa

July 12, 2018
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The YaLa Academy’s Aileen Getty School of Citizen Journalism, in partnership with the European Union Peacebuilding Initiative, organised a free 4-month online training program starting in September 2018.

The idea is to feature journalists and new media experts. The program will be held in English and participants must come from, or live in, Israel, Palestine or another country in the Middle East or North Africa, and be between the ages of 17 and 36.

The program will train the participants to become “citizen journalists” experienced in expressing themselves, telling their stories, writing blogs, taking photos, making videos, using social media tools and engaging in cross-border dialogue.

The online training focuses on video lectures by peace practitioners and journalists/experts.

The best pieces created during the program will be published on YaLa Press ( and featured on YaLa’s Huffington Post column ( Participants completing the program will earn a certificate and will have the chance to be selected for a final workshop at the Dead Sea.

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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia