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

New Liberal Media Law in Ethiopia The Ethiopian parliament approved a proclamation on 2 February to install new liberal...
February 6, 2021

Business and Economic Reporting Workshop

Business and Economic Reporting Workshop MERSA Media Institute held a two-week media training workshop in Addis Ababa,Ethiopia for journalists...
February 6, 2021

Reporting on Regional and National Economies

Reporting on Regional and National Economies MERSA Media Institute believes facilitating specialized hands-on practical and technical skills trainings essential...

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Job Title: Web Developer
Title of the assignment: Web Developer
Brief description of the Assignment: The qualified web developer will be responsible for designing, coding and modifying the Guild’s website, from layout to function according to the specifications to be provided by the Guild. The winner will also develop web applications standards, infrastructure requirement and security benchmarking.
Department issuing the request: Editors Guild of Ethiopia
Place of assignment: Addis Ababa
Duration of the assignment: Two-month
Tentative Date of commencement: February 1, 2022
Deadline for applications: January 15, 2022

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