DCMF Media Literacy train the teachers workshop

Tue, 16/10/2012 - Thu, 18/10/2012


Doha Centre for Media Freedom trains the teachers

DCMF is organising a workshop for teachers on Media Literacy to take place from October 16-18.

The workshop will start from 9am to 2pm at the Grand Heritage Hotel in Doha, Qatar and will provide  an insight into  Media Literacy  to teachers.

The Doha Centre chose the 2011 UNESCO publication “Media and Information Literacy: Curriculum for Teachers” as the workshops’ reference book. The programme will also offers its own literature, namely two bilingual booklets; “School News: Students Handbook” and “School News: Manual for Teachers & Coaches” to guide participants throughout the stages of the Media Literacy programme.

The aim of this 3 days workshop is to give to the teachers the methodology and tools to teach Media Literacy to their students.

The trainees:

78 teachers from 42 schools will be attending the workshop along with Media Coordinators, Media Practitioners and NGO’s.

The Trainer:

Magda Abu-Fadil is the director of Media Unlimited. She also wrote for dailies Asharq Al-Awsat and Al Riyadh as well as Defense News and was Washington bureau chief of Events magazine.

She has conducted seminars and workshops in English, Arabic and French for professional journalists in Washington and across the Arab world, has collaborated with various international organisations and has been involved in consulting projects. She speaks regularly at international conferences and has published extensively on media issues, journalism education and training.)


The Programme:

The workshop will be divided into 3 sessions throughout the 3 days:

9 am – 10.30 am

Presentation of the workshop, the discussions, and the participants’ expectations.

Presentation of Media Literacy, methodology and manual.

10.30 am -10.45 am


10.45 am – 12.00 pm

Teaching Media Literacy at school

Methodology for teaching

Integrating Media literacy in the academic curriculum

Traditional research and the research through internet

Media literacy’s tools at school

12.00-12.30 pm


12.30 pm – 2.00 pm

Media is changing

Assessing media evolution through the last decades

Traditional media and digital media

Citizen journalism and social media


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