The Institute for Professional Journalists aims at helping reporters, editors and managers improve their operational skills in English and Arabic. IPJ also focuses on issues of media laws, ethics and freedom of the press in the Lebanese and Arab contexts.
IPJ offers a variety of programs such as workshops, seminars and conferences ranging from tutorials on investigative, business, foreign, legal and environmental reporting to newsroom management and online journalism.
Instructors provide practical guidelines in an environment simulating a newsroom. Participants are also encouraged to take part in lively discussions and debates on issues affecting the media and their own roles in them. Trainers have come from Lebanon and the United States. Beginners, middle managers and editors have participated in IPJ workshops.
Funding for workshops and conferences has been provided by the Washington-based International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Open Society Institute (OSI), International Press institute (IPI), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through third parties.
“Media Ethics & Journalism in the Arab World” — proceedings available