Reuters and Facebook Journalism Project’s Online Course for Journalists Expands Across MENA – Campaign Middle East
The Facebook Journalism Project and Reuters have launched a free online learning program. Reuters’ Digital Journalism Course aims to help journalists build a solid foundation in digital reporting and publishing.
From today, journalists from countries in the Middle East and North Africa will be able to access the free e-learning program in English, Arabic and French.
The program’s curriculum was developed by Reuters and includes modules on digital news gathering, news checking and reporting, social media posting, wellness and resilience training while reporting.
Mohamed Omar, Head of Press Partnerships, Middle East and North Africa at Facebook noted: “Facebook is committed to supporting the region’s media community and ensuring journalists can continue their important work of keeping our communities informed. We are proud to support a sustainable and long-term approach towards the adoption of digital journalism in the region. The program of the program will enable journalists in the MENA region to carry on a rich heritage of quality journalism and reporting, helping them to deliver hard-hitting stories to the world.
“With news media firmly in the digital age, it is essential to be able to use digital platforms in a safe and efficient manner,” said Gina Chua, editor-in-chief of Reuters. “Reuters’ Digital Journalism Course offers the best practices of Reuters journalists around the world to provide the foundation for solid journalism, whether you are an aspiring journalist or a seasoned journalist looking for a refresher. “
Facebook is proud to partner with Reuters to launch this new e-learning program and help journalists across the region gain a solid foundation of knowledge as they navigate the changing digital news landscape.
The program follows Facebook’s partnership with Reuters to run an e-learning program that has helped newsrooms around the world gear up to identify manipulated media.
Participants will receive a certificate upon completion. For more information on the course, click here.
The program is available in Arabic, English, French, Thai, Sinhala and Bahasa Indonesian. Other languages will be available in the coming months.