ICFJ offers online course in Arabic and English on covering religion Print

Deadline: May 21, 2010

Region: worldwide

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is offering a six-week online course that seeks to bring together American and European journalists along with journalists from majority-Muslim countries to critically examine religion coverage around the world. Deadline to apply: May 21.

The course will be held in English and Arabic, with translation. It will run from June 11 to July 23, and it will be followed by a mentoring period when instructors will work closely with participants as they report on religion stories. Participants will be encouraged to work on a story with another participant from a different cultural/religious background.

The participants who create the best joint reporting project in the course will receive an award in a ceremony in New York City.

During the course, participants will:

- Explore religion coverage around the world, sharing a wide range of international resources and professional approaches.
- Examine the ways religious context is essential in reporting on issues from regional and ethnic conflict to medical ethics.
- Examine case studies of reporting on religious conflict in the Sudan, the Balkans and Iraq.
- Share critical insights, resources and strategies with one another on the experience of covering religion around the world.

To apply:
-Visit: https://e-learn.icfj.org/
- Login or create a new account if you are a new user.
- Click on "Applications and Public Courses."
- Click on "Apply Now: International Coverage of Religion."

For more information, contact Bassam Sebti at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To read more on ICFJ's online courses, please visit: www.icfj.org/elearn.

‘Courtesy of the International Journalists’ Network’