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2020-12-12 Uncategorized0

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Rozana’s trainers continue, together with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Facebook Journalism Project, to provide training for journalists in the Middle East and North Africa, mainly on video and mobile journalism. The workshops were held in the Arabic language and lasted for six weeks.

 

The first webinar was held on 12 November as part of the ICFJ’s training sessions on mobile and video journalism, which was initiated by the trainer at the Rozana Media Development Center (RMD) Syrian journalist Mais Katt, who provided instructions and methods for journalists on how to use mobile phones to produce journalistic content.

 

After this first webinar, the ICFJ organised a second webinar on Thursday, 19 November that lasted for two hours and witnessed the participation and interaction of 370 journalists from the Middle East and North Africa.

 

The third session was held on 26 November for two hours, during which the Egyptian journalist Mustafa Darwish, winner of the 2019 Thomson Foundation mobile journalism for best press report, presented an overview of mobile journalism.

During the training workshop, Darwish discussed the numerous advantages of using smartphones to shoot news reports, namely the low cost of equipment compared to expensive professional cameras and the expenses of hiring a shooting crew, in addition to the high-quality of phone cameras, the convenience of filming and moving to different locations, which also helps protect the journalist, in addition to the quick access to live broadcasting and sending materials via smartphones.

The fourth session was held for two hours on 3 December, with the participation of 311 journalists and students, during which Darwish provided practical advice on mobile journalism and information on the tools used to prepare press reports using mobile phones, while stressed the importance of paying attention to sound quality when producing journalistic materials with a mobile phone, and recommended using an external microphone to record the audio.

Like the previous sessions, and since mobile phones would be the journalists’ best friends in 2021, the fifth session training facilitated by journalist and media trainer Sarah Hotei on 16 December witnessed the participation of 295 participants from different parts of the world, during which she spoke about the process of producing and editing videos using mobile phones.

Hoteit started the training session with presenting a story about a Lebanese centenarian, who is allegedly 125 years old, produced by the Dutch channels Deutsche Welle (DW) and Zoomin TV in two different ways. Hence, DW presented the story in a serious manner, while Zoomin TV used fast-paced music as an addition.

Hoteit said that the story was the same, and as was the shooting style and the hero, but the difference lies in the storytelling technique through editing.

After presenting this example, the trainer provided useful tips to help the participants determine the style they would choose to produce their stories as a first step, and in a second stage, they should determine whether the story would be humorous or serious, in addition to focusing on the planning and implementation, including the identification of the shots that are supposed to appear in the beginning, the middle and the end of the video.

Here, Hoteit emphasised that the journalist needs to know in advance the scenes and interviews he/she wants to conduct in order to plan the montage process.

After completing the previous two steps, the journalist has to choose the music, which Hoteit considered to be one of the most difficult stages which she often finds challenging. This step also includes the choice of timing for each shot, which need sometimes to be expedited to go along with the pace of the story or slowed down to reflect suffering or demonstrate the lapse of time. Therefore Hoteit recommends flexibility when choosing shots and timing depending on the nature of the story and the target style.

Some of the webinar participants asked about sources of music that could be used for free and without copyright restrictions. Others responded by posting links to websites offering royalty free music.

The participants noticed that the visual stories that were shown include a written text on the screen that translated the speech of the story protagonist, so they asked the trainer about the importance of such a method. In effect, the facilitator answered saying that this technique had many advantages, especially when the journalist wants to clarify to the Arab World’s audience some words that are said in a certain dialect, hence, adding subtitles to the video is important so that everyone can understand the video story in case they cannot activate the sound in public transport or in the workplace.

During the webinar, visual stories were presented and Hoteit explained how to work on this type of productions and provided tips related to editing, including the importance of each shot to be meaningful in a way that allows the video maker to present something new; while emphasizing the need to avoid repeating the same shots unless repetition has a purpose in the video.

The media expert stressed that a story that may take a day or a short period to prepare should be told without adding time-consuming shots which do not serve the story. She also provided specific technical guidelines to follow while editing the video, including ensuring the continuity of shots.

Hoteit concluded the session by talking about editing apps, including the LumaFusion program, which she thinks is the best, however, it is a paid app and available only for IOS phones. She also showed the trainees how to use KineMaster and provided them with the names of other useful apps.

It is noteworthy that these training sessions are held remotely, as an extension of the training of journalists in the Middle East and North Africa within the “Social Media Platforms Solutions” program, which was launched in partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project and in cooperation with the Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum held by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the International Journalists’ Network (IJNet).



2020-09-27 Uncategorized0

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In a collaboration between the French Agency for Media Development (CFI), and the Humanitarian Aid and Journalism organization(AHJ), and with the support of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. a virtual seminar is organized to launch a project “Makanati”.

 

The “Makanati” project encourages a wider participation of women in Iraqi and Yemeni societies and a better understanding by the local population of the challenges they face, particularly through the production and dissemination of information about women.

 

It also aims to raise awareness among journalists and future journalists of the subject of gender equality in the media and women’s rights.

 

In 28-29 September 2020 ،The “Makanati” Seminar consists of 4 sessions, on Zoom platform in French and Arabic with English and Kurdish translations.

 

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The journalist, Lina Al-Shawaf, will participate in moderating one of the discussion sessions in the seminar, namely: “Media and Gender in Iraq and Yemen: Analysis of the situation”.

 

The main objective of this seminar, is to create a constructive dialogue between 100 journalists and experts in media and gender, as well as with activists and students in journalism, or representatives of civil society organizations and governmental organizations about the current role of women in media in Iraq and Yemen today.

 

The seminar will examine the latest developments, difficulties and challenges that are encountered, and will shed light on existing initiatives as well as sharing concepts and building a common vision of the “place” women should have in the Media in their respective countries, and within their specific contexts.



2018-12-06 Uncategorized0

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From 23 to 30 November, the Canal France International (CFI), the Media Cooperation Agency organized a training workshop for 12 journalists from Yemen at the Dead Sea.

 

The first session of the training workshop presented by journalist Mohammed Al-Hani was aimed at training Yemeni journalists on training skills under the title “Trainers’ Training “.

 

The Syrian journalist, Lina al-Chawaf, the Executive Director of the Rozana Foundation, presented the second session under the title of “Humanitarian Journalism” and how our media turned into humanitarian

media in the difficult circumstances that Yemen is currently experiencing of dismantling and also of a deplorable humanitarian situation.

 

The French Media Cooperation Agency said that the aim of the training is to improve the dissemination of information to the affected population in Yemen, to give more flexibility to information of a humanitarian nature and to facilitate its treatment by journalists.

 

CFI is a subsidiary of France Medias Monde, which promotes media development in Africa, the Arab world and Southeast Asia.

 

The Rozana Media Foundation has trained several Syrian journalists over the last four years, under the supervision of professional journalists from several Syrian media outlets.

 

The Rozana Media Foundation established its training centre in 2014, broadcasts radio content via online digital broadcasting, as well as in Turkey via the fm frequency in Gaziantep. The Foundation also has a website and a radio studio in the French capital of Paris, as well as the Rozana application on Android and Apple.



2017-06-05 Uncategorized0

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The Syrian opposition radio station Rozana won the second prize in the annual completion of media dealing with migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region, for one of the vox programs presented by experienced journalist Soulafa Lababidi from the Paris studio.

The award was given to the significant news presented in the episode entitled “Organ Trade.. Its Secrets and links to refugees” from the vox program, which is prepared and presented by the journalist Soulafa Lababidi, who has been working in the field of media for more than ten years, reported Rozana in a statement on its website; knowing that the radio participated in the competition with three different materials related to Syrian refugees.

Rozana and the MMA’s official website did not announce the other winners, as each winner is informed individually by the award management, awaiting the final announcement in a special ceremony that will be held on the island of Malta on 14 June.

It is noteworthy that 36 different prizes are presented at the event, which focuses on the media’s handling of migration issues between the two shores of the Mediterranean, and the winners receive a contract funded by the European Union in order to produce more in-depth and detailed content on the winning topics, which means producing and presenting 36 new journalistic materials.


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