Training Courses
Training on Strengthening Social Cohesion in Albania and Montenegro PDF Print

Dates: 4 – 8 February 2013

Country: Albania, Tirana

tirana pic 2Promoting an inclusive and accurate journalism for 15 years, executive Director of the Media Diversity Institute (MDI), Milica Pesic, shared her experience with the participants of the workshop in Tirana, Albania.

Pesic and Anser Hassan, were the trainers at the workshop on “The Role of Media in Strengthening Social Cohesion.”

Pesic and Hassan were training 16 reporters from Albania and Montenegro giving them an opportunity to learn from the examples of work for and with the media to cover diversity. In the examples were included media from the U.S., Southeast Europe and Western Europe that Hassan and Media Diversity Institute have been working with.

Representatives of the Roma, LGBT, and disabled communities visited the course in Tirana as special guests, giving presentations and then agreeing to be interviewed by the reporters.

Can Media Support Women's Economic Empowerment? PDF Print

Published: 1 February 2013

Country: Lebanon

burqaipodThe Program for Empowering Women Financially (in Arabic), part of the Collective for Research and Training on Development Action, organizes an interactive training workshop under the theme, "the economic empowerment of women and the crucial role of the media."

The workshops that take place in February and March question how the media can support women’s economic empowerment?

Journalists working in Arabic and foreign media organizations can take part in these series of workshops that will take place in various Lebanese provinces.

Weekend Course on Reporting on Religion PDF Print


Interested in attending a weekend course in Reporting on Religion?

London, May 2013

Limited number, modest cost, organised by MDI and University of Westminster.

Please contact Roza Tsagarousianou This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and/or

Milica Pesic This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MDI Media Relations Workshops in Cairo and Menia PDF Print

Dates: 1-3 December and 4-6 December 2012

Country: Egypt, Cairo and Menia

egypt2Media Diversity Institute will hold two media relations workshops in Egypt in December. The workshops are organised for NGOs representing various diversity groups from throughout Egypt. The aim of the MDI workshop is to help NGOs in Egypt to understand how they can get their issues and views heard through the media.

Media relations workshops for NGOs will take place from 1st to 3rd December in Cairo and from 4th to 6th of December in Menia. The trainers who will work with NGO representatives on media relations issues are Nick Carter, former Editor in Chief of the Leicester Mercury from the UK and Maie Shawky from Egypt.

The workshop is being organised within the framework of MDI’s two year project "Rebuilding post-revolution Egyptian Media: Embracing free expression, diversity and Inclusiveness", supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).

MDI Training: European Twinning and Integration PDF Print

Date: 24 November 2012

Country: UK, Bristol

twinning_eu_picMedia Diversity Institute (MDI) has held a training called “European Twinning and Integration - Sharing Experience and Exploring Funding".

The aim of one day technical training funded by the European Union and supported by Bristol International Twinning Association (BITA) was to promote the potential of town twinning as a means of encouraging understanding between different groups and cultures as well as to promote peace and development through European towns and cities working together and supporting each other.

At the openning of the event in Bristol, sir Graham Watson, member of European Parliament for the South West of England and Gibraltar, thanked MDI as "the people who build a sense of the community across the continent".

MDI's training in Bristol focused on the practices and activities organized by twinning associations and also on the practical side of preparing and managing the projects.

The participants split into 5 groups and exchanged their good practices around the activities organised by twinning associations in the past.

Digital Media Booth Camp in Jordan PDF Print

Deadline: 15 October 2012

Region: Middle East and North Africa

icfj_logoThe International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is offering an online course on digital public service reporting for journalists from several countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

The course is the first part of a program that will bring together professional and citizen journalists with civil society actors from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, West Bank/Gaza and Yemen. The six-week session will guide 60 participants to work on ideas for multimedia public service journalism projects.

The selected participants will learn how to identify and adapt to emerging technologies, Twitter basics, reporting through crowdsourcing, visual storytelling techniques, along with many other digital skills.

The best 28 participants in the online course will be invited for a digital media boot camp in Amman, Jordan.

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