From 1996 to 2009 Fojo Media Institute partnered with Birzeit University in Ramallah to establish the Media Development Centre (MDC). Fojo assisted the MDC in establishing itself as the leading media centre in Palestine offering capacity building of journalists; defending media freedom and advocating for a free, independent and professional media in Palestine. Over the 13 years of partnership Fojo contributed with curriculum design, technical support to studios, management support to the MDC; and implemented a number of training courses for journalists in Palestine and much more. The partnership is still very much alive even if Fojo is no longer actively involved in the day-to-day work of the MDC.
From 2016 to 2017 Fojo Media Institute, the Eye of Corruption Sweden and Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), with the support from the Swedish Institute, are working together to improve investigative journalism focusing on trans-border corruption in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The aim is to strengthen anti-corruption networks, connecting investigative journalists in the region with investigative reporters in Sweden, as well as pushing for greater involvement from female investigative journalists in the MENA region.
Activities to date involve educational webinars with selected investigative journalists from nine countries (Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, Palestine and Yemen), network gathering/workshops and focused work with investigative cases in the MENA region. The project also contains a strong learning/mentoring component. Investigative journalists from MENA and from the Eye of Corruption Sweden meet to work and learn together, to share information and to develop applied knowledge of tools to uncover corruption.
For more information see: Arab Reporters For Investigative Journalism (ARIJ)
Webinar: ARIJ-FOJO launch e-training on cross-border investigations