Investigating and documenting transition in the Middle East and North Africa.
The project Reporting Change will run between 2012 and 2014, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch aim to report on and support democratic transitions in the Middle East and North Africa, using complementary approaches — visual journalism training in the case of World Press Photo, and research and advocacy in the case of Human Rights Watch.?
There are two main goals of the Reporting Change training program. First, to train strong, professional, and self-reliant visual journalism communities in the Middle East and North Africa. And second, to document and exhibit local perspectives of the regional changes.
The project will begin with a training of the trainers, offered to ten regional and established photojournalists. The aim of this training is to increase the number of regional Arabic speaking photojournalism trainers and to stimulate a mutually supportive photojournalism community in the region.
December 2012 – February 2013
Three workshops will be held for 36 photojournalists from Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. These workshops aims to improve their technical, journalistic, and visual skills. The workshops will be taught by the photojournalists who participated in the October 2012 training. Applications for these workshop are accepted between 3 September and 15 October. More information is available on the application website.
April – July 2013
Two courses will be held for 24 advanced photojournalists and provide the opportunity to improve storytelling and editing skills. Applications for the storytelling workshops will open in December 2012.
August – December 2013
Ten participants from the storytelling course will have the opportunity to produce a story from the region. The stories they produce will be published in a book and an exhibition in 2014.
September – December 2013
A workshop will be held for ten visual journalists from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia who wish to improve their multimedia storytelling skills. Applications for the multimedia workshops will open in June 2013.
January – June 2014
The stories produced in the storytelling and multimedia workshops will be publicized through a book and an exhibition, which contributes to the goal of documenting and exhibiting local perspectives on the changes taking place across the Middle East and North Africa.
Reporting Change is made possible by a grant from the Dutch Postcode Lottery.