Syrian media mentoring and training
Over one hundred Syrian media professionals and citizen journalists have attended Sharq’s intensive workshops in Lebanon and Turkey. The workshop curriculum has included the skills and principles of print and audiovisual journalism, including story formation and interview techniques, as well as digital security.
In 2016, Sharq began mentoring an established professional team of Syrian journalists working in northern Syria and Turkey who produce an online and print publication. With a view to effecting long-term social change in Syria by strengthening critical thinking and discursive engagement, the goal of the mentorship program is to enable a media product with a strong professional cadre and wide readership to develop into a vehicle for social change.