Reuters and Facebook Journalism Project e-learning course for journalists expands across the MENA region

The Facebook Journalism Project and Reuters launched a free e-learning program. The Reuters Digital Journalism Course aims to support journalists to build a strong foundation in digital reporting and editing.

From today, journalists from the Middle East and North Africa countries will be able to access the free e-learning program in English, Arabic and French.

The program curriculum was developed by Reuters and includes modules on digital newsgathering, news verification and reporting, publishing on social media, wellness and resilience training while reporting.

Mohamed Omar, News Partnerships manager, Middle East and North Africa at Facebook said: Facebook is committed to supporting the region’s news community and ensuring reporters can continue their important work to keep our communities informed. We are proud to support a sustainable and long-term approach toward the adoption of digital journalism in the region. The program curriculum will empower MENA journalists to continue a rich heritage of quality journalism and reporting thereby helping them deliver impactful stories to the world.”

“With news media firmly in the digital age, being able to use digital platforms safely and effectively is essential,” said Gina Chua, Executive Editor, Reuters. “The Reuters Digital Journalism Course offers best practices from Reuters journalists around the world to provide the foundation for sound journalism, whether you’re a budding journalist or a seasoned one looking for a refresher.”

Facebook is proud to partner with Reuters to launch this new e-learning program and help the region’s journalists build strong foundational knowledge as they navigate the changing digital news landscape.

This program follows Facebook’s partnership with Reuters to hold an e-learning program which helped newsrooms around the world equip themselves to identify manipulated media.

Participants will receive a certificate on completion. For more information on the course, click here.

The program is available in Arabic, English, French, Thai, Sinhala and Bahasa Indonesian. More languages will be available in the coming months.