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Euro-Mediterranean Academy for Young Journalists

National Network: 
Östra Andersgårdsgatan 5b
41715 Göteborg
+46 735350134
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

Euro-Mediterranean Academy for Young Journalists is a non-profit organisation which aims to support dialogue and cooperation between young journalists from the EU and MENA (Middle East and North Africa). EMAJ relies on donations in order to realize workshops and run an online magazine with around 40 contributors from the EU and MENA. EMAJ is run on voluntary basis.

Mission and Objectives: 

The objectives of EMAJ are:
Exchange of knowledge
Cooperation between young journalists from the EU and MENA – network
Education of young journalists in balanced and critical intercultural journalism - competence
Common journalistic projects – professional experience
More nuanced, critical, well-informed intercultural journalism
Intercultural and interreligious dialogue particularly in regards to human rights, peace and tolerance
Realisation of the objectives of European Charta of Human Rights and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, particularly the freedom of speech and press.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Participation in and development of EMAJMagazine, which is developed as a project within the organisation
Trainings which aim to raise the competence of the participants in the field of intercultural journalism
Guidance and practical training of young journalists from both regions as part through the EMAJ-Academy and the EMAJMagazine, available within the network and beyond
Cooperation with partner organisations (for example European Youth Press, EYP and Middle East and North Africa Committee, MENAC)

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