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May 27 – June 5, 2024 | 10:00am – 11:30am EST | VIRTUAL May 27 – June 5, 2024 | 10:00am – 11:30am EST | VIRTUAL


“Inspiring Young Journalists as Advocates of Press Freedom”

Registration is now open for the JWF’s Media and Journalism Webinars 2024! 

JWF’s Media and Journalisms Webinars (MJW) is a certificate program consists of 5 virtual sessions, including training sessions and interactive discussions with prominent journalists and media professionals. Starting on May 27 and ending on June 5, 2025, participants will have the opportunity to engage with experts in the field and connect with like-minded individuals. 

This MJW program focuses on experiential learning, offering workshops, mentorship, and hands-on projects to help journalism students and young professionals succeed in their careers. Since 2020, with over 30 professional journalists and 124 participants from 33 countries already involved, this global platform aims to empower individuals to make a positive impact through their writing. 

Join us in exploring the latest trends and opportunities in journalism, while gaining valuable skills and knowledge to influence public opinion on important issues. Don’t miss this chance to network, learn, and grow as a journalist or media professional through the Media and Journalism Webinars certificate program.


27 May 2024 | Monday | 10:00 – 11:30 am (EST)

Session 1 – Training: Risk Assessment and Managing Boundaries for Journalists Covering Conflicts

  • Practical safety fundamentals for journalists and media professionals working in conflict zones
  • Identifying new digital risks threatening the safety and mental well-being of journalists
  • Trauma and stress management
  • Managing professional boundaries to prevent burnout

29 May 2024 | Wednesday | 10:00 – 11:30 am (EST)

Session 2 – Training: Ensuring Trust on Media in the Age of Misinformation / Disinformation

  • Combatting the waves of disinformation/misinformation online
  • Rebuilding trust on information sources in the revolutionized digital age
  • How to respond to the information pollution in 2024: historical year of elections

31 May 2024 | Friday | 10:00 – 11:30 am (EST)

Session 3 – Training: Establishing a Solid Professional Foundation and Upholding Media Ethics

  • Setting a solid professional foundation for early career building
  • Ethical media considerations while reporting on human rights violations
  • Considerations when covering conflict and mediation processes
  • Effectiveness of transparency in news reporting to combat mis- and disinformation

3 June 2024 | Monday | 10:00 – 11:30 am (EST)

Session 4 – Panel: Digital Revolution: Latest Technology Advancements and Artificial Intelligence

  • Leveraging artificial intelligence in the age of the evolving landscape of human rights reporting
  • Audience development strategies in countries where press freedom is at risk
  • Overcoming state barriers and censorship
  • Impactful marketing at online media outlets

5 June 2024 | Wednesday | 10:00 – 11:30 am (EST)

Session 5: Introducing Media and Press Freedom Organizations 

  • Representatives of media and press freedom organizations will present resources and opportunities available at their institutions to support the work of journalists and empower media professionals reporting from conflicts. when covering conflict and mediation processes


Participation fee of this certificate program is $25 for professionals and $15 for students.

Scholarships are available for students based on needs.

Deadline: 20 May 2024 | Monday

After filling out the form, you should receive a confirmation email by 22 May 2024 with a link to submit your participation fee. 

*** Please note that completing 4 out of 5 sessions is mandatory to receive the MJW Certificate of Completion.


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