The WAN-IFRA Media Professionals Programme (MPP) provides media professionals with personalised, high-impact leadership development opportunities, supported by local and regional experts. It equips them with sustainable strategies, skills and support networks to advance their careers and contribute to the growth of strong local media enterprises.
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“The Palestinian media portray stereotypes of women as sisters, daughters and wives of a male hero, or we are the victims who cry and weep after the death of a beloved one or over a demolished house.” To challenge such stereotypes, Wafa’ Abdel Rahman decided to launch NAWA, a women’s news agency in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Read more...
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Khin Thandar Htay is national sales director at Myanmar Consolidated Media Ltd., the Myanmar Times. She speaks to WAN-IFRA about her career development at the English-language publication, as well as the professional changes she has already begun implementing thanks to the leadership training provided by the MPP Southeast Asia.
Maw Maw San, 31, is Managing Editor of Travel Plus, a Genius Media Publications title, based in Yangon, Myanmar. She talks to WAN-IFRA about how the MPP programme has helped her create a set of ambitious, yet highly achievable career goals set against the country's transition to democracy.
Roaya was born out of revolution and has stood the test of Libya's transition to democracy to become a strong investigative voice in the post-Gaddafi era. Editor-in-chief, Khaled Ateea, joined WAN-IFRA’s Media Professionals Programme at the beginning of 2012 and has spent a year developing the business side of his newspaper.
When Fatemah Farag launched her hyperlocal news company Welad Elbalad Media Services in April 2012, she approached the project foremost as a journalist. With a twenty-year career writing for a host of international and local publications behind her, Farag wanted to give voice to people and regions often overlooked in the traditional media.
Borom Chea is National Sales Director at the Phnom Penh Post newspaper. Interviewed during the Media Professionals Programme gathering at the WAN-IFRA Digital Asia Summit in Kuala Lumpur, he tells us how the programme is helping him clarify his professional goals and set out his agenda for the years to come.
Media executives from Cambodia, Egypt, Libya, Myanmar and Vietnam got together for the WAN-IFRA Media Professionals Programme year-end event in Kuala Lumpur for sessions on leadership and management, how to develop a solid media business and women in leadership.
Newspaper executives from Libya and Egypt are participating in a new training programme from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA): the Media Professionals Programme, an innovative initiative to equip media executives with the tools to advance their careers and contribute to the growth of strong local media enterprises.
MPP’s mission is to support the professional development of the new generation of media leaders that contribute to the evolution of strong, independent media in emerging and developing markets.
MPP takes a multi-disciplinary approach to leadership development, incorporating elements of coaching, networking and informal mentoring alongside practical skills development.
WAN-IFRA invites newspaper and online media managers and editors from select countries in South East Asia and the Middle East & North Africa to apply for a groundbreaking new professional development programme.