WAAAUB Holds First Ever International Convention: Commitment to AUB and Enhancing Ties among Alumni  
AUBMC Receives US Accreditation
Seven New Members to Join the AUB Board of Trustees
Establishment of the Michael Atiyah Chair in Mathematical Sciences at AUB
AUB Nutrition and Food Science Department Named as WHO Collaborating Center
Academic Excellence Rewarded: AUB's Merit Scholarships
AUB Announces New Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service
Shahe Kazarian's - Reflections of My I (Published by Cadmus Project: 2007)
Faculty Profile: Patrick Lewtas
Professor Mrad Lectures Abroad
Staff Profile: Ramzieh Saad
Essay Competition Honors Arab World's 'Prince of Poets'
Donald Mitchell Examines Control Over City Streets
The Political Consequences of American Romanticism
Juan Cole Points at Failures in United States
Scholar Studies Impact of Terrorism on American Imports
Ambassador Evaluates Role of United Kingdom in the Arab World
A View of Islam in the Eighth Century
The Need for Dialogue Between Religions
Istanbul's Pleasures Revealed
National Identity Without Citizenship?
On-line Workshops Help Train Journalists
Student Artwork Exhibited at Jafet Library
Amulets and Talismans at the AUB Museum
Living with Animals: To Prevent Torture and the Impact of War
Women's Auxiliary Holiday Luncheon
Home of Hope Orphans Tour AUB Medical Center
Italian Opera Recital at Assembly Hall
Strengthening Ukraine and Lebanese Relations with Music
AUB Music Club Concert
From Sufi Chant to Oriental Jazz
AUB Choir and Choral Society Celebrate Christmas
Benefit Christmas Concerts Help Ayadina Center
Red Cross Club Forms Human Ribbon
January 2008 Vol. 9 No. 4

On-line Workshops Help Train Journalists

Environment coverage workshop

Print, broadcast, and news media reporters from Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq flocked to a five-day workshop on citizen/on-line journalism, conducted by AUB's Journalism Training Program (JTP), directed by Magda Abou-Fadil, longtime foreign correspondent and editor. Web and news media experts Jessica Dheere and Karina Rodriguez guided the participants, who took to blogging and cyber publishing like fish to water.

The training on December 3-7 involved writing, photo, audio, and video editing and production, on-line ethics, and packaging stories for multimedia and different platforms.

Hadi Abdel Ghaffar of Al Nour radio said each of the workshop session topics merited a separate and specialized course. He also urged organizers to provide faster and more accessible internet service.

A week earlier, reporters from Lebanon, Iraq, and Palestine covered issues of the environment and health. The five-day mini-course featured AUB's Faculty of Health Sciences Professor Iman Nuwayhid, who engaged participants in definitions of environmental health and involved them in practical exercises.

Ministry of the Environment Director General Berj Hatjian tackled the government's perspective and legislative concerns, while managing editor Raghida Haddad of Al Bia' wal Tanmia (Environment and Development) magazine focused on methods of reporting environmental and health topics.

During the November 26-30 workshop, health in complex emergencies was the topic of a presentation by Dr. Muna Khalidi, while Ghalia Fayad of Greenpeace spoke on advocacy for the environment and how her organization attracts media attention.

Dr. Najib Nimah, a public health physician and expert, went through a detailed discussion of safety for journalists in times of complex emergencies and environmental disasters; and the issue of media ethics was emphasized in a session by JTP director Magda Abu-Fadil.

Adding depth to the workshop was a documentary film produced by the World Conservation Union on the oil spill in Lebanon that had been caused by the July 2006 war. Also presented were videos on global warming, protection of the earth's ozone layer, conservation, desertification and reforestation, and, endangered species.