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ICFJ Professional Training Program for Ethiopian Journalists 2022

Any Ethiopian journalist, working inside or outside the country, is eligible to participate. The program will accept up to 320 media professionals, and consists of two primary phases:

  1. An eight-week online training series: Training sessions will last two hours per session and occur two times per week. Each participant will attend one training session aligning with their interests and will have the opportunity to be selected for the in-person training event in Addis Ababa. 
  2. An in-person training event in Addis Ababa for up to 50 of the best performing participants from the virtual training series. This event will consist of four training sessions over three days. (If it is determined that we cannot hold the event in person, ICFJ will implement this event online.)

About International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)

International Center for Journalists is a non-profit, professional organization located in Washington, D.C., United States, that promotes journalism worldwide. Since 1984, the International Center for Journalists has worked directly with more than 70,000 journalists from 180 countries over 27 years.


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Professional Training Program


Aim and Benefits of Professional Training Program

The Roles and Responsibilities of Media in a Democracy Program offers Ethiopian journalists working in state or private media needs-based and focused trainings, in order to improve the quality of information available to the Ethiopian public. Participants will be encouraged to explore interactive, creative approaches to gain hands-on practice in writing and producing non-biased content across media platforms.  

Participants in this program will have the chance to learn from expert trainers in four key thematic areas:  

  • Ethical newsgathering and reporting practices
  • Investigative journalism
  • Media entrepreneurship and the business of journalism
  • Mobile journalism

Requirements for Professional Training Program Qualification

This fellowship is open to Ethiopian journalists working in both state and private media outlets, or media professionals who seek to expand their journalistic skills to further democratic values. 



Interview date, Process and Venue for Professional Training Program

Ethiopian journalists who want to sharpen their skills in investigative journalism, newsgathering, media entrepreneurship, mobile journalism and more have the opportunity to learn from leading experts through a new program from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and supported by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa.


Application Deadline

May 27, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) on icfj.submittable.com to apply

For more details, visit ICFJ website.

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