ICFJ developed four training modules on business and economic reporting in Persian via IJNet. These self-study courses engaged participants in interactive learning activities at their own convenience. The first module, "An Introduction to Business Reporting and Writing" was launched in May 2008. ICFJ also launched a second online business and economic reporting courses in Persian.
The first course covered:
-Writing business stories that emphasize the human element
-Finding local, relevant story ideas in every sector of the economy
-Developing reliable sources for business news
-Avoiding and resolving ethical dilemmas
The second course covered:
Economic terms and trends such as GDP, Trade balance, exports and imports.
Banking and credit sectors
Two additional modules will focus on economic international financial mechanisms and comprehensive multi-sourced business stories.