On-the-job coaching

Media Academy Iraq has partnered with Niqash, the Iraqi online news magazine, to offer a structured, skills-building mentorship program for younger, less senior journalists.


Students and graduates of Media Academy Iraq courses often gain first hand experience working on the Academy’s ‘sister’ project, Niqash, a trilingual news platform breaking the leading stories in Iraq for thousands of readers every month.


Niqash features the stories and analyses of Iraqi correspondents from across the nation; from Mosul to Anbar, Basra to Karbala, Erbil, and Baghdad. Its multilingual content—published weekly to a global audience in English, Arabic, and Kurdish—is focused on the hot news of Iraqi politics, economics, culture, and society.


Working alongside experienced mentors in their own regions, journalists in the program will:


Learn fair and balanced reporting, information gathering, and writing techniques. Apply those skills immediately in article writing for the magazine section of the Media Academy site. Each month, select articles by mentorship program participants will be translated for publication in a feature section of Niqash.


Are you interested in joining the program as either a trainee or a mentor? Email Cathrin Schaer at schaer@mict-international.org for more information.