Building Knowledge in Media Policy for Arab Countries in Transition
March 12 – 21, 2013
The program aims at contributing to knowledge gaining and capacity building in the areas of media policy and media reform in the region.
Who Should Attend
- The program is intended for members of civil society organizations, advocates of media reform, journalists and media professionals.
- A group of 20 qualified trainees from Egypt, Libya and Tunisia will be selected, taking gender balance into consideration.
- Sessions are taught in Arabic, proven proficiency in written and spoken Arabic is essential to be qualified to the program.
Selected candidates will receive full waiver of tuition fees, travel, accommodation and transportation expenses.
Program Structure and Duration
The program will be conducted over a period of eight training days. Participants are introduced to a wide range of topics, including:
- Media reform in the transitional context
- Reforming press and ICT legislation
- Internet freedom
- Internet regulation
- Establishment of public service broadcasting models
- Models of nonpublic service broadcasting in the region
- Media policy monitoring and evaluation
- Media management
A group of regional experts, in conjunction with local experts of the most valuable expertise resources in Egypt will deliver the program.
- Emad Mubarak, Executive Director, Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, Egypt.
- Hussein Amin, Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, The American University in Cairo, Egypt.
- Ramy Aly, Anthropologist and Co-founder of the Public Service Broadcast Initiative, Egypt.
- Rasha Abdulla, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, The American University in Cairo, Egypt.
- Rasha Allam, Affiliate Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, The American University in Cairo, Egypt.
- Tarek Atia, Managing Director, EMDP (Egypt Media Development Program), Egypt.
- Tony Mikhael, Director of Media Monitoring Unit, Maharat Foundation, Lebanon.
- Yahia Shukkier, Journalist, Managing Editor, Alarab Alyawm Newspaper, Jordan.
The program will be conducted at the new campus of The American University in Cairo. This 260-acre world class facility offers the perfect learning environment for GAPP Executive Education programs.
Application and Deadline
- Apply online by filling out the application form available at: http://forms.aucegypt.edu/gappexeced
- Applications with supporting documents should be submitted no later than January 23, 2013.