Free Online Course for Reporting on Gender, Religion, Health and Education Print

Deadline: 7 September 2013

Region: Worldwide

women-religion2The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) offers an online course for reporting on gender, health, education and religion. “International Coverage of Gender, Health, Education and Religion," is a free six-week seminar from 24th September to 2nd November.

This course will bring together international journalists to critically examine the portrayal of women in religion, and explore related issues of health and education. It aims to provide an understanding of the breadth and diversity of the role of women in religion, and opening up their vistas to the critical role religion plays in shaping health and education policies.

The seminar will be offered in English and Arabic and is designed to be a lasting resource for journalists leading the field in excellence in religion writing and reporting.

During the training, the participants will share critical insights, resources and strategies with one another on their own experience of covering issues of gender, health and education.

They will also use developing news stories from the role of women in the Arab Spring to restrictions on religious dress in schools from France to Turkey to examine and debate international media coverage of the role of women in key religion-state issues; and explore ethical issues in reporting on gender, health, education and religion in order to understand the need to tell all sides of a story.

The deadline for applications is September 7.

To apply, please follow these steps: