BBC Training: Call for Applicants from Syria

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The BBC is leading a series of workshops, as part of the EU-funded Media Neighbourhood Project, in the areas of professional journalism, new media, and management. BBC and EU experts will deliver workshops for three different groups of participants across 15 countries in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Caucasus.

Media Neighbourhood

Media Neighbourhood is a three- year training programme for journalists, editors and managers from broadcast, print and online. It is funded by the European Union and delivered by a consortium led by BBC Media Action.

The programme has two main aims.

-To strengthen the professional capacity of journalists, particularly in the areas of media independence and online media.
-To improve the reporting of EU social, economic and political policies within the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Caucasus

If you currently work in the media in Syria you may wish to apply for the BBC News Reporting course:

BBC News Reporting Course – 19-21 November 2013 (TBC)

-Making stories relevant and engaging for the audience
-Understanding the EU and its relationship with its neighbours
-Journalistic ethics
-Effective news gathering
-Professional interviewing techniques


You will have worked in an established media outlet of any platform for at least 2 years as a reporter or editor.
Ideally you will have an interest in covering international news, especially concerning the EU and related subjects.

The training will be taking place in Beirut.

You will be expected to attend two workshops- one three day and one two day, which will be held within a few months of each other. Between the two workshops you will be expected to produce a portfolio of stories, which will be evaluated during the 2nd workshop by professional media trainers.

Application and Information

To apply please send a CV and a letter outlining your experience and your suitability (in a separate files) to by September 25th, 2013.

Please include the names and current email addresses and phone numbers of at least two referees at a senior level with whom you have worked and whom you would be happy for us to contact.

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