Announcing the participants selected for the Reporting Change basic technical skills workshop

The first round of Reporting Change workshops will be offered to photojournalists in Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco. A selection committee chose 36 promising photographers to take part in the workshops, which aim to improve their technical, journalistic, and storytelling skills. The participants are:

•  Akram Adem, Libya
•  Ibrahim Al Agouri, Libya
•  Mohamed Alalem, Libya
•  Abdellah Azizi, Morocco
•  Sophia Baraket, Tunisia
•  Hichem Bekhti, Algeria
•  Sabrina Belkhouja, Tunisia
•  Mehdi Bennaceri, Morocco
•  Billel Bensalem, Algeria
•  Zied Ben Romdhane, Tunisia
•  Arslane Bestaoui, Algeria
•  Ramzi Boudina, Algeria
•  Amine Boussofara, Tunisia
•  Abdullah Dawma, Libya
•  Nader Elgadi, Libya
•  Karim Fezzazi, Morocco
•  Yassine Gaidi, Tunisia
•  Ali Garboussi, Tunisia
•  Wassim Ghozlani, Tunisia
•  Joelle Gueguen, Morocco
•  Selim Harbi, Tunisia
•  Rabii Kalboussi, Tunisia
•  Mohamed Kaouche, Algeria
•  Amine Landoulsi, Tunisia
•  Abdurrauf Madi, Libya
•  Jean Madeyski, Morocco
•  Joseph Ouechen, Morocco
•  Shahrazed Ratni, Algeria
•  Moulay Mhamed Saadi, Morocco
•  Boussaada Safa, Tunisia
•  Douraïd Souissi, Tunisia
•  Zoubeir Souissi, Tunisia
•  Imane Tirich, Morocco
•  Gabous Yahya, Tunisia
•  Fayssal Zaoui, Morocco
•  Billel Zehani, Algeria

The selection committee consisted of Cédric Gerbehaye, Belgium, photographer Agence Vu; Rena Effendi, Azerbaijan, photographer; and Peter Dejong, the Netherlands, chief photographer Associated Press. The 36 photographers were selected from a pool of 74 applicants. The participants will take part in one of three workshops, to be held between December 2012 - February 2013. The workshops will be led by regional, established photojournalists who participated in the World Press Photo training program in October.

For the training in Tunis, the workshop will be led by Nadia Benchallal and Amel Pain.
For the training in Algiers, the workshop will be led by Naïma Kaddour and Khalil Nemmaoui.
For the training in Rabat, the workshop will be led by Myriam Abdelaziz and Mohamed Messara.

About the World Press Photo Academy

Teaching North African photojournalists basic technical skills