The magazine distribution
In October 2014, JEN started a journalism workshop to train young people whose basic writing skills. Four-parts of the workshop covered: basic grammar; interviewing techniques; reporting techniques, and ethics of journalism. The workshop also taught professional news- and story-writing and interviewing skills to participants between 15-24 years old in response to the repeated interest expressed by them.
Once the participants completed the 4-series course, they applied for the skills learned to collect stories for next issues of the magazine under the mentorship of JEN’s professional editors and journalists. At the same time, the editors guided the participants through the editing process of their own articles, and the graphic designers worked together to develop the magazine design. The participants worked under supervising of the mentors and they were creating issues, at which point, they were qualified as an independent journalist for the magazine. The workshop participants received a certificate and they were invited as volunteer journalists to contribute to the magazine going forward to further hone their writing skills. Also, most of the participants have been from the youth community.
THE ROAD, the magazine has been named, is a refugee magazine of the Syrians, by the Syrians and for the Syrians.
April2016, THE ROAD turned 2 years since the first issue came out and we have enjoyed seeing 63 refugees become journalists through the development of the magazine.The last month, we selected two journalists for the best articles of the month awards.
You can see a picture that shows sometimes they do meetings under the blue sky.
We hope more refugees who will join the team to spread the voices of the refugees in and out of the camp in the upcoming months and years.In fact, THE ROAD does not suddenly flourish its success and the magazine creation is aimed to train young stars in the refugee camp.
One of the journalists completed the workshop shows his determination: “we are fully aware of our responsibility as the professional journalists and so we keep to spread information that is needed by the residents in the camp. The member of the team has committed to objectivity, accuracy and professionalism and we will not use our profession for wrong purpose.”
The meeting under the sky
The staff meeting