The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) at the American University of Cairo is currently inviting applications to the fourth round of our program "Building Knowledge in Media Policy for Arab Countries in Transition." The training will be held from September 1 to 10, 2013, in Arabic at the AUC campus in new Cairo.
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 are selected, taking gender balance into consideration.
- For international applicants, a passport valid for at least six months is required.
- As sessions are taught in Arabic, proven proficiency in written and spoken Arabic is essential to be qualified for the program.
Selected candidates receive full waiver of tuition fees, travel, accommodation and transportation expenses.
Program Structure and Duration
The program is 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
The program is delivered by a group of regional experts, in conjunction with local experts who provide valuable insight on various topics.
- 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, AUC, Egypt
- Mohamed Nasser, media expert and director of El-Mayadeen Channel, Egypt
- Ramy Aly, anthropologist and co-founder of the Public Service Broadcast Initiative, Egypt
- Rasha Allam, affiliate professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, AUC, Egypt
- Tarek Atia, managing director, Egypt Media Development Program, Egypt
- Tony Mikhael, director, Media Monitoring Unit, Maharat Foundation, Lebanon
- Yahia Shukkier, journalist and managing editor, Alarab Alyawm newspaper, Jordan
The program is conducted at AUC New Cairo. This 260-acre world class facility offers the perfect learning environment for GAPP executive education programs.
Application and Deadline
- Apply now by filling out the application form available here.
- Applications with supporting documents should be submitted no later than June 24, 2013 at 2 pm GMT.