Business and Economic Reporting Workshop (September–October 2018, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

MERSA Media Institute held a two-week media training workshop in Addis Ababa for journalists that work at Addis Fortune—the largest circulating weekly business newspaper in Ethiopia. The workshop focused on business and economic reporting.The lead trainer for the project, Henok Fente, designed the curriculum and implemented the workshop in collaboration with Addis Fortune’s in-house training wing; and the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, which provided assistance in technology and the training venue. Participants received practical reporting and writing trainings. They were introduced to the functions and legal responsibilities of financial institutions in Ethiopia to help enhance their understanding of beat reporting and reporting on national issues.

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