On Thursday, February 23, 2023, Press House – Palestine completed the on-the-job training program for 2022. (25) graduates from the media faculties of the universities in the Gaza Strip participated in the program.
The graduation meeting was held at Press House in Gaza City, in the presence of the Editor-in-Chief of Sawa News agency Hikmat Yousef, the Coordinator of the Swiss-Norwegian project Hanadi Olwan, the Supervisor of practical training Khaled Ishtiwi and the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Nour Al-Sarraj.
This training opportunity is considered unique in terms of its content and goals, as Press House always seeks to enhance freedom of expression in Palestine, pointing out that the on-the-job training program goals aim to increase the number of independent journalists in Palestine, which helps to improve community members access to independent, professional, and accurate information.
A number of 25 journalists (women and men) benefited from the on-the-job training program during 2022 in different stages from 3 months, 6 months and 10 months. Throughout these stages, they wrote and published different media materials on Sawa news agency website.