MERSA Media Institute is a nonprofit media policy think tank. We work to help create vibrant, responsible and independent media, professional unions and education centers through research, capacity building and institutional support in Africa. We are based in Washington, D.C. and work in sub-Saharan Africa, with particular emphasis on Ethiopia. We believe free and independent media are lifelines to the development of peaceful, prosperous, and democratic societies.

Why Support Ethiopian Media Institution​s?

The fundamental question many are asking is how to build a stable, peaceful and prosperous Ethiopia where diversity of views, identities and interests are respected and engrained in public discourse facilitated by a professional and responsible media.

Capacity Building

February 7, 2021

New liberal media law in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian parliament approved a proclamation on 2 February to install new liberal media laws in the country. Although...
February 6, 2021

Business and Economic Reporting Workshop

MERSA Media Institute held a two-week media training workshop in Addis Ababa,Ethiopia for journalists at Addis Fortune (September –...
February 6, 2021

Reporting on Regional and National Economies

MERSA Media Institute believes facilitating specialized hands-on practical and technical skills trainings essential to journalists to gather, analyze and...

Job Opportunities

Job Title: Graphic Designer
Type of Contract: Individual Contractors 
Required number of candidate = 1
Language Required: English
Deadline for Application: December 22, 2021.
Expected Starting Date: As soon as possible



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