About IPJ

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.

IPJ’s mission statement


IPJ Director Trains KUNA Editors

IPJ Director Urges U.S. Legislators, Arab-American Leaders to Help Lebanon Rebuild

IPJ Cooperates with UNESCO, An-Nahar in Online/Ethics Workshops

Kuwaiti Journalists Hone Skills Through IPJ Workshop

IPJ Scores More Hits in Morocco

IPJ Investigative Journalism Workshop Targets Al Jazeera

IPJ Promotes Press Freedom at LU Seminar

IPJ Contributes to International Journalism Education Model


Kuwaiti Editors Upgrade Knowledge/Skills at IPJ Beirut Workshop

Heinrich Böll Foundation Funds IPJ Workshop for Iraqi Media at LAU

Investigative Journalism Workshop for Lebanese Media


“Media Ethics & Journalism in the Arab World”proceedings available

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