Reporting Diversity Curricula Development: A Specialized Academic Media Programme To Promote Inter-Community Dialogue & Peaceful Political, Economic and Social Reforms Print

Region/country: Egypt

Timeframe/dates: 2007

Funder: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Partners: N/A

Project Description

The aim of this programme was to advance journalism education in Egypt through the development of specialized university courses focusing on the theory and practice of critical, inclusive, and responsible reporting on social diversity. The project consisted of a series of workshops, for academics from several Egyptian universities, providing guidance on how to develop such courses. There are many media projects in the Middle East which target working journalists. The approach of this core MDI activity is to target professors of journalism, and thereby indirectly affecting their students, as well as future journalists before they start their careers and encounter and fall prey to negative practices.