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YaLa Academy’s Aileen Getty School of Citizen Journalism 2019 for Young Leaders in North Africa and the Middle East

The YaLa Academy’s Aileen Getty School of Citizen Journalism, invites you to undergo a FREE 3-month online training program (starting March 2019) featuring journalists and new media experts from the New York Times, the Associated Press, Facebook & more!

Application Deadline: 15th February 2019.

Eligible Countries: Countries in Africa and the Middle East

To be taken at (country): Online

About the Award: The YaLa Academy’s Aileen Getty School of Citizen Journalism brings together leading journalists and new media experts to train Middle Eastern and African youth in basic journalism techniques, photo- and video-journalism and 21st Century activism.

The program will train you to become a “citizen journalists” experienced in expressing yourself, telling your stories, writing blogs, taking photos, making videos, using new & social media tools and engaging in cross-border dialogue. The online training program focuses on video lectures by peace practitioners and journalists/experts such as Alan Abbey, founder of Ynetnews; Rina Castelnuovo, photojournalist for the New York Times; Joe Federman, Editor of the Jerusalem Bureau of the Associated Press; John Temple, former Managing Editor of The Washington Post; and many more!

During the 3-month program, you will be asked to take part in online chat sessions about the video lectures (once a week), to participate in a private Facebook working group where the 3 mandatory assignments are posted and reviewed, and to regularly check your emails. You will be in touch with a Coordinator who will help you work on your assignments and go through the training. Throughout the program, you will learn how to create written and audio-visual content about the issues important to you – such as peace, gender, identity, culture, social justice, coexistence, etc.

So, what are you waiting for – it’s time to share stories with young people from across the region and join a network of activists using social media to promote understanding, peace and important social causes – become a YaLa Citizen Journalist!

Type: Training

Eligibility: 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.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award:

  • The Program is FREE.
  • The best pieces created during the program will be published on YaLa Press (www.yala-press.com). Alumni of this program will get the chance to attend Workshops on Storytelling and Peacebuilding.

Duration of Programme:  3 months (starting March 2019)

How to Apply: 

  • Applications are now being accepted for the program, click here to apply.
  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage see link below) before applying

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

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