On the Margins No More: Citizen Journalism Training for Egyptian Women and Youth


This training program has been extended to early 2013. It promotes the concept of citizen journalism, where members of the public play an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information through traditional and non-traditional media outlets.

Professional journalists participating in the program learn more about the concept of citizen journalism, including: citizen journalism best practices, ethical issues in dealing with citizen journalists and their content and the latest new media tools for citizen and professional journalists to achieve more exciting and interactive media content.

Professional and citizen journalists also receive capacity-building on a variety of social, gender, environmental and political issues of importance to the general Egyptian population.

Professional journalists also help citizen journalists produce stories on social, gender, environmental and political issues of importance. These stories are published/broadcast in/on participating media organizations’ websites, newspapers, radio and TV programs.

Our Stories

  • Oct 312010

    ICFJ Announces Award Winners in Citizen Journalist Program in Egypt

    A series of health concerns among workers in a ceramics factory in Egypt was awarded 1st place in a training program for citizen journalists, in an awards ceremony held October 9 in Cairo by the International Center for Journalists. The ceremony marked the end of ICFJ's work on their 'On the Margins No More: Citizen Journalism Training for Egyptian Women and Youth' program.

  • Oct 182010

    Citizen Journalism Discussed at ICFJ Seminar in Egypt

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) recently held a seminar in Cairo, Egypt where panelists from prominent Egyptian online publications provided the audience with their experiences on the role of citizen journalism in Egypt.

  • Oct 182010

    Decisive Authority

    Wael Al-Ansary provides two brief yet fascinating real-life accounts of how people create change in their everyday lives when an observer of an event (ie. conference, play, movement) has power over what he sees and what he is being presented with. Or he may also have a say in the timing and implementation of change, in other words, he has decisive authority.

  • Oct 182010

    An Atmosphere of Calm Surrounds Part II of the Training Program in Citizen Journalism

    Part II of the citizen journalism workshop, organized by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) trains young Egyptian men and women who are non-professional journalists on how to cover many social, environmental and political issues. The workshop was surrounded by an atmosphere of calm and tranquility which some attributed to the administrative instability which the web portal IslamOnline.net (IOL) is now experiencing. This instability reflected negatively on the training sessions, which comes as no surprise since the workshop is being held at "Media International", which happens to be the owner of IOL.

  • Oct 182010

    Today’s Viewers, Tomorrow's Participants

    Students, researchers, employees and housewives participated in a Citizen Journalism Workshop held by ICFJ in Egypt. The goal was to transform each trainee from being the typical passive viewer to becoming an active, interacting participant who partakes in the coverage of events.

In the News

  • Oct 312010

    ICFJ Announces Award Winners in Citizen Journalist Program in Egypt

    A series of health concerns among workers in a ceramics factory in Egypt was awarded 1st place in a training program for citizen journalists, in an awards ceremony held October 9 in Cairo by the International Center for Journalists. The ceremony marked the end of ICFJ's work on their 'On the Margins No More: Citizen Journalism Training for Egyptian Women and Youth' program.

  • Oct 182010

    Citizen Journalism Discussed at ICFJ Seminar in Egypt

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) recently held a seminar in Cairo, Egypt where panelists from prominent Egyptian online publications provided the audience with their experiences on the role of citizen journalism in Egypt.

  • Oct 182010

    An Atmosphere of Calm Surrounds Part II of the Training Program in Citizen Journalism

    Part II of the citizen journalism workshop, organized by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) trains young Egyptian men and women who are non-professional journalists on how to cover many social, environmental and political issues. The workshop was surrounded by an atmosphere of calm and tranquility which some attributed to the administrative instability which the web portal IslamOnline.net (IOL) is now experiencing. This instability reflected negatively on the training sessions, which comes as no surprise since the workshop is being held at "Media International", which happens to be the owner of IOL.

  • Oct 182010

    The Blogger's Words of Wisdom

    Wael Al-Ansary provides a thorough analysis of his personal thoughts along with participant opinions about ICFJ's trainers and the effectiveness of their work. “I’m still learning and I am enjoying being around such experienced people. Everyone here has practical and on-the-ground experience which is embodied in the success they have achieved which distinguishes them from others,” said Aya Youssef, a student at Cairo University.

  • Oct 182010

    Today’s Viewers, Tomorrow's Participants

    Students, researchers, employees and housewives participated in a Citizen Journalism Workshop held by ICFJ in Egypt. The goal was to transform each trainee from being the typical passive viewer to becoming an active, interacting participant who partakes in the coverage of events.