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Libya: Voices for Change Training Launches

The EU and IWPR programme will support Libyan media amid new post-Covid-19 realities.
By IWPR


IWPR is relaunching its Voices for Change initiative in Libya, an EU-funded mentoring and training programme for journalists that aims to make reliable and objective media reporting accessible to Libyan society.

The initiative will help independent and professional outlets to produce quality and objective information for Libya citizens, with a sense of responsibility for their critical role as media organisations.  

With a network of 12 Libyan media partners, covering broadly the different parts of the country, Voices for Change will train, mentor and support Libyan journalists to produce reliable, balanced and constructive reporting and content.

“Voices for Change will contribute to the enhancement of decentralised media outlets and organisations who are able to produce and distribute reliable, relevant content from all regions of the country and to better serve their communities through the production of more relevant and impactful media programming,” said Seth Meixner, IWPR Middle East and North Africa Director.

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to multiple travel, self-isolation and quarantine restrictions around the world, including in Libya. In response, Voices for Change has adapted its training delivery methods and expanded the focus of content production to include topics relevant to Covid-19.

Focused videos and online one-on-one and group engagement will still ensure that despite the adversities caused by the pandemic, intensive training and mentoring can continue. Each media outlet and organisation will receive tailored support.

Voices for Change is an initiative of Media in Libya – Stability through Reconciliation, a broader EU-funded project in support of press and media development in Libya (mediainlibya.com).

Press contact: Seth Meixner, IWPR MENA Regional Director