Rabat - The Moroccan Forum for Young Journalists (FMJJ) has announced a program to host foreign journalists seeking to report on Morocco.
Rabat – The Moroccan Forum for Young Journalists (FMJJ) has announced a program to host foreign journalists seeking to report on Morocco.
The association will receive 30 foreign journalists and provide them with help to fulfill their duties. The NGO aims also to help them overcome difficulties that they might face during their stay in Morocco.
The program extends from October to February 2018. The Moroccan journalists’ association said that it intends to help visiting reporters do their work in suitable conditions and “in respect of professional norms.”
The NGO also announced that it launched a training program designed for Moroccan reporters and students journalists earlier in October. The 18-month program aims to help 200 young Moroccan journalists enhance their professional skills.
Sami El Moudni, president of FMJJ, told Morocco World News that “the first objective of the program is to organize 10 intensive training sessions aimed at improving the skills of journalists especially with regard to human rights issues.”
FMJJ president stated that the NGO wants to provide professional reporters with tools to deal with issues related to human rights especially through the different journalism genres and documentaries.
One-hundred twenty young Moroccan journalists and 80 student journalists will benefit from this program, which will be under the supervision of international experts, human rights activities, journalists, and university professors, added El Moudni.
The program will also provide 40 journalists with two special training sessions, on documentary films and investigative TV programs and print and online journalism investigations.
As parts of its other activities, FMJJ also announced that it will prepare a report on “freedom of the press in Morocco.” The report will tackle different topics including the challenges faced by journalists during their duties in the last two years, as well as the advertising industry in Morocco and its impact on media pluralism.
The report will also include proposals and recommendations intended to improve the status of press in Morocco, added El Moudni.
Founded in March 2017, FMJJ focuses on enhancing the abilities of media students and journalists and integrating their common issues into discussion of public and administrative regulations.