The program, 'IJNET Training Network Powered by the Google News Initiative', will take place over the next 12 months and will see 4,000 journalists trained in six countries: UAE, KSA, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia.
In May, IJNet Arabic and Google News Initiative will hold a webinar where hundreds of journalists will receive virtual training on digital journalism.
The revamped IJNet
offers the thousands of international journalists in its online community the latest networking tools in Arabic, English, Persian, Portuguese, and Spanish, and visitors can check out news items specific to their region or country by selecting their area from a drop-down menu.
Likewise, the International Journalists' Network's (IJNet
) helps "connect journalists with the opportunities and information they need to better themselves and raise journalism standards in their countries." The online service targets journalists, media professionals, educators, or anyone else with an interest in news media around the world.