ICFJ/ U.S. Department of State Professional Training Program 2022 for Ethiopian Journalists


Application Deadline: May 27, 2022

Ethiopian journalists who want to sharpen their skills in investigative journalism, newsgathering, media entrepreneurship, mobile journalism and more have the opportunity to learn from leading experts through a new program from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and supported by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa.

The Roles and Responsibilities of Media in a Democracy Program offers Ethiopian journalists working in state or private media needs-based and focused trainings, in order to improve the quality of information available to the Ethiopian public. Participants will be encouraged to explore interactive, creative approaches to gain hands-on practice in writing and producing non-biased content across media platforms.  

Participants in this program will have the chance to learn from expert trainers in four key thematic areas:  

  • Ethical newsgathering and reporting practices
  • Investigative journalism
  • Media entrepreneurship and the business of journalism
  • Mobile journalism

Program Details

Any Ethiopian journalist, working inside or outside the country, is eligible to participate. The program will accept up to 320 media professionals, and consists of two primary phases:

  1. An eight-week online training series: Training sessions will last two hours per session and occur two times per week. Each participant will attend one training session aligning with their interests and will have the opportunity to be selected for the in-person training event in Addis Ababa. 
  2. An in-person training event in Addis Ababa for up to 50 of the best performing participants from the virtual training series. This event will consist of four training sessions over three days. (If it is determined that we cannot hold the event in person, ICFJ will implement this event online.)


May 27, 2022: Application deadline

June 1, 2022: Participant selection completed

June 6, 2022: Training sessions begin online

August 12, 2022: In-person participant selection completed

August 22-24: Three-day in-person training in Addis Ababa

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ICFJ Professional Training Program 2022


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