2020-05-02 Uncategorized0


The project includes a ten-month free online training program, which aims to hone the professional skills of journalists and enable them to enhance their ability to produce professional content.


The project targets journalists and citizen journalists working in the Arab region (Syria, Yemen, Gaza, Sudan), given the difficulty of receiving journalistic training via methods other than communicating via the Internet.


The training program consists of 11 courses, the topics of which revolve around on the basics of journalistic thinking, media ethics and principles, risk assessment and security conditions, as well as research methodologies, news production, and digital journalism.


The training will also focus on creative journalistic writing, visual narration, interview techniques, publishing on social media, and constructive journalism, in addition to transitional justice and journalism, and journalism and trauma.


Rozana Media Foundation will participate in the project by producing an educational animation video collection, which helps to clarify the content of the journalistic training exercises, and provides information in a smooth and understandable way for the participating students.


Rozana team has previously produced animation and motion graphics in partnership with media outlets and international organizations such as UNICEF, BBC Media Action and Relief International.


Rozana has also organized, since 2014, many workshops and training sessions for Syrian and Arab journalists and citizens, under the supervision of professional Syrian, Arab and foreign journalists.


It is noteworthy that, in 2014, the Rozana Media Foundation established a training center, which is equipped with the necessary tools and instruments to realize audio-visual and written media content productions.


Additionally, the foundation publishes media content through its website and radio broadcast (FM) and online.


To apply for the training program, please click here.

2019-03-06 Uncategorized0


The Rozana Training Center SMS has offered a series of digital marketing trainings to 70 traders and entrepreneurs as part of the “Start” initiative launched to support small businesses, which is organized and managed by SIAD, in partnership with Spark Foundation, and supported by the Dutch government.


The training, which was held in five different Turkish cities and provided by Mais Katt, on behalf of Rozana, in collaboration with colleague Khaled Alharbash, included the basic elements for building a successful digital marketing plan, in addition to offering an insight about the golden keys to reach the target customers in the best way possible. The workshop was delivered by means of practical applications and exercises related directly to the participators’ projects.


SIDAD is in charge of “Start” initiative which is mainly directed to Syrian entrepreneurs based in Turkey. It offers them trainings and follow-ups designated to develop their’ businesses professionally. Some of the entrepreneurs involved in the program also received financial grants at the end of the project.


Rozana plans to cooperate with SIAD to organize several business development trainings, focusing on digital marketing tools and platforms. On the other hand, Rozana continues to provide audiovisual services as well as commercials, in addition to e-marketing trainings for Syrian entrepreneurs and businesses owners especially in Turkey.

2018-10-30 Uncategorized0


Through its SMS training center, Rozana Media Foundation has launched an initiative to train journalists on the “Media Chart of Honor” as part of its press training programs.


Aware of the great role media is playing as regard to shaping public opinion through performing its role in a professional and objective way and reporting the truth without being biased as well as assuming the role of monitoring and accountability, Rozana has begun the Syrian Media Chart of Honor training program as a fundamental part of its overall press training.


Rozana Media Foundation, along with other 19 media organizations, has been involved in the drafting of the Charter of the Press, relying on the general ethical principles acknowledged by the international conventions, declarations, and covenants of the world of journalism.


Rozana Media Foundation has provided training to many Syrian journalists over the last four years, under the supervision of professional journalists from several Syrian media outlets.


Rozana’s training workshops included the fundamentals of investigative journalism, journalism ethics and standards, cyber security and data protection. All the training has been carried out through online platforms.


The topics that the training workshops have tackled include the basics of editorial press, the process of press materials and news making, TV reporting, data journalism, and photojournalism.


Rozana Media Foundation has established its training center in its regional office in Gaziantep, Turkey, in 2014. It is working to broadcast Radio programs online, as well as fm frequency in Gaziantep. The Foundation also has a website and a radio studio in Paris, the French capital. Rozana also has a mobile app for Android and iTunes.

2018-08-20 Uncategorized0


Rozana Media Foundation announces providing the following logistic services to international and local organizations and companies at its headquarters in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, Turkey,:


A training centre, equipped with all necessary equipment, to train at least 30 trainees.

A photography studio equipped for normal and chroma photography and for satellite transmission for TV channels.

A sound studio equipped for all types of audio recording for programs, songs, and advertising and awareness campaigns.


For further inquiries, please contact us via email:


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2018-05-17 Uncategorized0


Last may, the training centre of Rozana Media Foundation organized training workshops for dozens of citizen journalists within Syria, under the supervision of professional journalists from several Syrian media outlets.

The topics covered by the training ranged from the fundamentals of press editing, news industry, to other types of press productions, in addition to television reports, data journalism, and press photography.

The workshops also focused on investigative journalism standards, journalistic ethics, digital safety and data protection. All the exercises were conducted online, except for one workshop held in Azaz, north of Aleppo.

9 trainers, 47 trainees and 105 training sessions

Professional journalists and citizen journalists from various Syrian audiovisual media platforms collaborated with trainees, alongside with other independent media practitioners. Thus, the media outlets involved in the trainings were Enab Baladi, Orient News, Halab Today, al-Arabi, and Rozana.

The training was supervised by journalists and technical specialists from several media centres, namely Abssi Someisem, Ammar Ezz, Mais katt, Ahmad Gbaly, Ibrahim Zaarour, Basil Ibrahim, Ahmad Haj Hamdo, Owaies Akkad, and Yahya al-Subaei.

47 trainees have participated in nine online trainings, under the supervision of nine trainers and with an average of 15 training discussions per session.

The Pedagogical Coordinator, Mohammed al-Hani, told Rozana that “the training started on May 3, which coincided with World Press Freedom Day. The coincidence was intended to deepen the training effort reinforced by basic journalistic values, especially freedom in Syria, which is considered as one of the most dangerous countries for journalists in the world”.

In February, trainers at the workshops completed a training course for trainers (TOT) organized by Syria Media School at Rozana Foundation’s headquarters in Gaziantep, southern Turkey.

Owaies Akkad, one of the trainers, stated to Rozana that, “a number of obstacles have been overcome, including the weakness of the Internet connexion in Syria and the lack of equipment”. Akkad added that the training was a personal challenge for each trainee to develop his/her own skills and deliver good quality reports.

The online training follows the first part of the workshop held last February as part of the 2018 training project in partnership with the Asfari Foundation and the Danish International Media Support (IMS).

Rozana CEO and Director of the Training Program, Lina Chawaf, stated that the two-part training, organized by Rozana, aims at providing the Syrian media institutions with a qualified and well-trained staff, which will contribute into enhancing and developing media production in general.

She added that the second part of the training program related to the Syrian interior, is a step to develop the skills of citizen journalists at home, as they have become the mainstay of media work in Syria after 2011.

Rozana Media Foundation was launched in 2013. It includes a radio broadcast on the FM in Gaziantep, Turkey, and Online. The Foundation also has a website and a studio in Paris in addition to a training centre.


2013-10-12 Uncategorized0

RMD-Syria Untold  

Syrian youth have been more inclined to think about establishing media projects, due to the urgent need for media platforms that report the situation in Syria objectively, away from biased trends, and through which they can communicate the news, stories and ideas of the Syrian people to a large audience.

From the background, the idea of establishing Radio Rozana saw the light as a more practical platform that aims at “communicating a truth about what is happening in Syria through the eyes of the Syrians themselves, far from being misled by hegemonic media outlets which are currently in control of the media scene in Syria.

Work on the Radio Rozana project was initiated about two years ago, during which many meetings, studies and research took place. The most difficult task was to find professional correspondents inside the country, as the majority of journalists have already left Syria under security or livelihood pressures.

The biggest challenge for Rozana was to train a professional team of journalists. Therefore, before its launch, Rozana held two workshops dedicated to its correspondents, who started working on-air and preparing experimental news bulletins, news and story reports, five months before the launch of the project.

Journalist Mais Katt, one of the project’s founders, explained Syria Untold: “We are not an alternative media, because the regime did not have a media establishment at all. The regime’s media are security branches, actually, and the greatest danger is that the revolution’s media outlets are subject to similar pressures from other parties, and are unable to convey people’s opinions freely.”

Regarding Rozana’s ties with the Syrian uprising, Katt stated that Rozana stands by the people who took the streets for dignity, and tries to voice their opinions, pains and hopes.”

All the correspondents of the Rozana network are activists of the Syrian revolution, as is the case with the majority of Rozana’s team in Paris and other countries.

The team tries as much as possible to create a balance between journalistic professionalism and moral bias in favour of the Syrian tragedy.

As for the most important topics that capture the radio’s attention, Katt highlighted that “Rozana focuses in its reports and stories on the daily lives of Syrians, their projects, lifestyle and stories. We try to draw hope for a better life by focusing on successful experiences and beautiful stories about ordinary people.”

It is natural that the team faced many difficulties during the launch period, which prompted Rozana’s staff to work long hours to overcome any problems that may appear here or there, but the support of the correspondents’ team was the biggest incentive for the entire group of workers to insist on overcoming all obstacles.

Radio Rozana has received a lot of Arab and international media attention, as news of the launch of Rozana was covered by many newspapers and TV channels, and there is still a great sense of curiosity among European media outlets to follow the development of this project.

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