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September 28, 2015 • Media Network

Another amazing grassroots-level initiative for young journalists in the MENA and EU region. It is important to mention that one of the founding members of Genius Network was involved in the foundation of this Academy for Young Journalists. She also helped organise EMAJ’s Amsterdam 2009 edition of the training for 20 young EU and Arab Journalists (and participated in the Amman 2008 training, while helping in the preparation of EMAJ’s 2012 training in Cairo). So here we are, presenting to you another trustable organisation worth working with:

EMAJ Magazine is an intercultural magazine, made by a network of young journalists from the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and the EU.

WE WORK BY THE FOLLOWING CODE:
  • Be aware of your own biases and prejudices,
  • examine how they affect the way in which you approach a topic,
  • and always make a clear distinction between information and opinion.

We believe that one point of view is never enough to see the full image of the reality, especially in regard to events taking place within our home regions.

As reporters and editors we understand that good journalism on both sides of the Mediterranean is a result of hard work to get the voices of those who can’t find their way to the mainstream media on their own.

The EMAJ Magazine focuses on issues related to the European Union, Middle East and North Africa with special regard to the relationship between the regions as well as human rights, intercultural dialogue and immigration.

The journalists who contribute to this unique initiative met during the Euro-Mediterranean Academy for Young Journalists EMAJ, a workshop which has brought together young journalists from the EU and the MENA regions at three occasions: in 2008 in Amman, Jordan, in 2009 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and in 2012 in Alexandria, Egypt. Since 2010, EMAJ is an independent non-profit organisation, based in Sweden and run by the members of the network.

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