The project began with a training of the trainers, offered to ten regional and established photojournalists. The aim of this training was 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. Read the list of participating photojournalists.
April - July 2013
Two courses will be held for 24 advanced photojournalists and provide the opportunity to improve storytelling and editing skills. Read the list of participating photojournalists.
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 online production 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
A selection of the stories produced in the storytelling and multimedia workshops will be publicized through online productions and a book, which contributes to the goal of documenting and exhibiting local perspectives on the changes taking place across the Middle East and North Africa.