Apply for IJNet Arabic’s Mentoring Center for Media Startups 2022. With the support of the National Endowment for Democracy, in 2014, ICFJ launched IJNet Arabic’s Mentoring Center, a program that aims to support professional and citizen journalists who are working in the MENA region.
The initiative offers its participants several training sessions, months of one-on-one mentorship, and also the possibility to apply for seed funding – all ingredients they need to launch a news media startup and actually succeed.
IJNet Arabic’s Mentoring Center prioritizes journalists and journalism projects that focus on improving governance in the MENA Region and promoting collaborations. Every year ICFJ selects two cohorts (of up to 16 journalists total) to work together and enhance their professional skills by connecting them with some of the brightest specialists in journalism, marketing, and financial sustainability.
The initiative is divided into three phases:
During the program, participants will be asked to pitch and write articles for IJNet in Arabic, as an opportunity to raise awareness of important issues discussed in the Mentoring Center.
It depends on the year and the cohort but Ihas ranged from USD$1,500 to $5,000.
IJNet Arabic’s Mentoring Center is suitable for you if YOU:
The MENA Mentoring Center is a one-year program. Training sessions will be offered throughout this period. Mentorship will last a few months and the boot camp is 2-3 days long.
|Type of Opportunity||Miscellaneous|
|Open to||Middle Eastern and North African region|
|Organizer||Home International Center for Journalists|
|Contact the organizer||[email protected]|