Newsletter No 14 17 January 2006
Training Opportunities:
Arab Journalists Encouraged to Apply for Training Program in Sweden

Experienced journalists from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Tunisia are encouraged to apply for a training program on “journalism and democracy” to be held in Sweden between 5-23 June.

The seminar, organized by the Institute for Further Education of Journalists (FOJO), will focus on professional and independent journalism, working methods and ethics, newsroom organization and power and gender structures in the media.

Applicants must be fluent in English and have extensive journalism experience. Applicants must provide official documentation proving their fluency in English. They shall also have a position in their respective media which allows them to implement acquired knowledge.

Travel and lodging expenses, as well as training costs will b e cover by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

The training program will take place at FOJO facilities in the southern city if Kalmar and Stockholm.

Deadline is 15 February.

For further information, please contact