African Media Association Malta

NGOs Collaborate to Train Young People from Disadvantaged Backgrounds as Citizen Journalists

In a groundbreaking collaboration spanning two years, three media non-governmental organisations (NGOs) based in France, Italy, and Malta joined forces to empower and train 30 young individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The focus of the initiative was to cultivate a new generation of citizen journalists and content creators through the dynamic medium of podcasting. The culmination of this project was marked by final conferences held in each of the participating countries.

The NGOs, collectively committed to fostering social change and amplifying underrepresented voices, conducted training sessions in Italian, French, English, and Arabic. The comprehensive program equipped participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to craft compelling narratives, using tools used by professional journalists, bringing attention to pressing human rights issues.

Key Achievements of the Project:

Over 30 Podcasts Addressing Human Rights Issues: The 30 participants successfully created a diverse array of podcasts, each dedicated to exploring and addressing human rights concerns. Drawing inspiration from the 30 articles of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, these podcasts serve as a powerful platform for raising awareness and fostering dialogue.

Multilingual Training Courses: The project has produced four versions of a training course, available in English, Arabic, French, and Italian. These courses, designed with inclusivity in mind, are now accessible for free to professionals and migrants alike. This initiative seeks to democratize knowledge in the realms of citizen journalism and content creation.

Podcasts Accessible on MixCloud: The podcasts created during the program are hosted on MixCloud, a popular podcast platform. This means that anyone interested in engaging with these thought-provoking discussions on human rights can access them for free, further extending the reach of the project's impact.

Commenting on the Success of the Project, Antoine Jouillie, form Radio Kalon Stated:

We are immensely proud of the accomplishments achieved through this collaborative effort. The transformation of these 30 young individuals into proficient citizen journalists and content creators is a testament to the power of education and mentorship. By addressing human rights issues through the universal language of podcasting, we hope to inspire change and promote inclusivity.

Where to Access the Podcasts and Training Courses:

The podcasts are available for free on MixCloud at podcastinc's Shows | Mixcloud.

The training courses, catering to both professionals and migrants, can be accessed here.