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...

Recent Job Post

Job Title: Consultancy to conduct a research on sustainability,pricing and feasibility for media and journalism training.

Terms of Reference Job Title:  Consultancy to conduct a research on sustainability, pricing and feasibility for media and journalism training. Type of Contract: Individual ContractorsRequired number of candidate: 1Language Required: English and AmharicDeadline for Application: September 23,2022 Expected Starting Date: september 26, 2022 Studies conducted by Mersa Media Institute in partnership with DW Akademie indicated significant gaps in competency and skills in the media workforce and unmet demand from media outlets for tailored practical training provisions that address the professional quality of their staff.

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