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Funding Opportunity – D-jil: Innovate and Create Digital Content for Youth
April 4, 2018
Webtv, webradio, YouTube Channels, innovative online programmes…You have a project that aims at giving a voice to young people in the Arab world and would like to take to another level ? Apply for D-Jil and benefit from support to produce online media content for the new generation!Focused studies in the Arab world show that young people want to play a more active role in the media. They are turning increasingly to social and online media, which offer them greater opportunities for interaction

Full Scholarships to 16 Freelance Journalists to Attend ‘Reporting Safely in Crisis Zones’
April 3, 2018
With generous support from the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, the Rory Peck Trust, and the ACOS Alliance, the Dart Center will be offering its annual four-day crisis zones reporting course to 16 freelance journalists at no cost.Expert trainers will provide instruction in the following areas:- Risk assessment: making the right decisions before and during an assignment, setting limits, sound practices amid riots, snipers, mines, shooting, roadblocks, infiltrators and general mayhem.- Digital Se

Israeli troops detain Palestinian reporter Bakr Abdel Haq at border crossing
March 29, 2018
Source: Committee to Protect Journalists
Israeli troops on March 23, 2018 arrested Bakr Abdel Haq, a correspondent for the Palestinian Authority's broadcaster Palestine TV based in the West Bank city of Nablus, at the al-Karama border crossing between Israel and Jordan as he was returning after receiving a reporting award in Cairo, according to news reports. The journalist was then transferred him to an interrogation facility in Jerusalem, according to his employer, to news reports, and the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate.Nabhan Khr

Freedom of speech under threat ahead of parliamentary elections in Lebanon
March 27, 2018
Author: Florence Massena
Source: Equal Times
Journalists, activists and talk show hosts have all become the new targets of Lebanese authorities. Accused and prosecuted on charges of defamation, they don’t risk actual prison sentences as the charges are usually dropped after a while. However, the charges symbolise the pressure that the government wants to put on free speech ahead of parliamentary elections on 6 May 2018.“Legal attacks against journalists and activists have significantly increased these past two years, and especially sin

Landmine kills Syrian photographer Kamel Abu Al-Walid in northwestern Syria
March 21, 2018
Source: Committee to Protect Journalists
Kamel Abu Al-Walid, a photographer for the Turkish-backed pro-opposition Jarabulus Media Office, died from injuries sustained in a March 19, 2018 landmine explosion in the northern Syrian city of Afrin, according to his employer, the Syrian Journalist Association, and the Syrian Network for Human Rights.Al-Walid was covering the takeover of Afrin by Turkish forces and Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions when a landmine planted in an office building exploded next to him, according to M