About the training:

“Inclusive Media: Rethinking Journalism Conditions for Women Across the Middle East” is a five-day training for 20 female journalists from Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, hosted in Amman, Jordan.

The training takes place from August 1- 5 2016 (arrival on 31st July, departure on 6th August).

“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).

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.

The training will result in a one-day media production, facilitated by menac and the trainers. Participants are expected to bring stories they want to work on to the training. Alternatively participants can use this day to build reporting groups for follow-up stories and get advice and counselling in terms of content and security from trainers and facilitators. Additionally, participants will receive a one-day hands-on security training. The week will be complemented by high-profile panel discussions and a cultural evening programme.

About participants:

  • 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


The lodging, meals and workshop materials will be covered.

Participants are expected to provide their own health insurance and bear the visa costs if they need visa to enter Jordan.

The organizing team will be refunding travel expenses based on submitted receipts and tickets. We expect participants to book flights immediately after confirmation and travel information has been shared. We cannot cover higher costs, if flights are booked at a later moment and prices have increased.

To apply send us :

  • 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.

Deadline: 11 am CET, 15 June 2016

Please send your applications to r.pudilova@youthpress.org with subject “IM 2016 Application”

Any questions regarding this training can also be directed to the e-mail above.

4 thoughts on “Inclusive Media – Call for participants

  1. Hello.My name is Dina Rafat.am journalist.working at Alamal magazine and Alahram gate.and I have my own website”greenvisioneg@hotmail.com”.I graduated from mass media communication as depart ment pree since 2009.A member of the Journalists’ Syndicate since 2003.L hope I could be a part of your training course.

  2. hello 🙂
    I sent you an email regarding this training, however, i did not get any reply whether I am accepted or not. How can I know?
    Best Regards.

    1. Hi Veronika, thanks for reaching out. We have send rejection/acceptance emails to ever application we received about two weeks ago. Please check your spam folder to see whether our email ended up in there. Yours, the menac team

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