about the course
MiCT, Seecon, and BORDA are inviting journalists and bloggers from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, and Syria to state-of-the art conflict sensitive journalism trainings on water related topics.

Trainings will combine journalistic skills development – with a focus on conflict sensitive journalism - with water related knowledge sharing. The sessions will be interactive and participants will leave the training with hands on ideas and storyboards for interesting/thrilling water stories.

Participants will be asked to submit their stories, once published. Out of all participants, a jury of SDC, MiCT, Seecon, and BORDA will select the best story. The author will receive the special “Water Open Eye Award” and a prize money of 1,000 USD.

Training schedule

  1. Amman: 14/15 November 2017
  2. Beirut: 27/28 November 2017
  3. Tehran: 16/17 January 2018
  4. Erbil: 5/6 February 2018

This programme is implemented by MiCT, Seecon, and BORDA. It is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

For inquires please contact:
Klaas Glenewinkel