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Inclusive Journalism course for young Moroccan journalists PDF Print

Date:  2-4 November 2009

Region/Country: Morocco

Young journalists in Morocco will be trained in inclusive journalism, by Richard Cookson, a journalist working for UK TV Channel 4, and Moroccan journalist Mounia Belafia, who contributes to France 24. Topics to be discussed include: the importance of giving voices to all segments of society, not only the mainstream; the importance of alternative sources (not only official ones); basic principles of reporting diversity; managing prejudice, avoiding stereotypes and the use of language; and the importance of building bridges with civil society.

Forum on covering HIV/AIDS set for November in Peru PDF Print

Posted: 21-23 November  

Region/Country: Latin America

Latin American journalists are invited to attend a forum that will discuss the communication challenges in covering HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The conference, scheduled for November 21 to 23 in Lima, Peru, will include workshops on various aspects of covering HIV/AIDS, including techniques and good journalistic practices.

The forum is an initiative of Grupo de Cooperación Técnico Horizontal de América Latina y del Caribe (GCTH), which gathers directors of AIDS programs from 21 countries in the region. 

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Azeri journalists to produce articles on diversity PDF Print

Date: 13-22 October 2009

Region/Country: Azerbaijan

Eight young Azeri journalists will participate in a production orientated training event, organised by the Media Diversity Institute in Baku between October 13-22, 2009. With help from experienced UK and local tutors, they will produce articles on diversity issues, to be placed in leading Azeri newspapers in the form of a supplement.

Youth Views: A better tomorrow for Pakistan PDF Print

Posted: September, 15

Region/Country: Pakistan

The article by Murtaza Kumail Khwaja, the founder of Zimmedar Shehri ( and a fourth-year medical student at Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine and Dentistry in Lahore. This article was written for the Common Ground News Service (CGNews).

Media watchdog group launched in Papua New Guinea PDF Print

Date:  15th September 2009

Region/Country: Papua New Guinea

A media watchdog group was recently launched in Papua New Guinea to see that freedom of expression is upheld and not abused in the country, according to Pacific Scoop.

Members of the committee, called the Independent Media Standards Committee, were appointed in July and participated in a media ethics and paralegal training workshop in Lae.

Islam within Islam Shafeeq Ghabra PDF Print

Posted: September 12 

Region/Country: Kuwait

An article by Shafeeq Ghabra, a professor of political science at Kuwait University, distributed by the Common Ground News Service (CGNews) with permission from the author. The article covers Islam, modernity, feminism and other topics.


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