MDC trains students on mobile journalism, video reporting

The Media Development Center at Birzeit University concluded a training course on smartphone video reporting at its Gaza headquarters on February 24, 2018. Led by instructor Hisham Zaqqout, the course included 20 media graduates and journalists who are employed under a piecework system.

The course aimed to familiarize participants with smartphone video producing and editing and introduced them to a number of specialized video editing apps, in addition to warning them about the common pitfalls of capturing video on smartphones.

The 30-hour training course, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), included extensive practical sessions and periodic evaluations of the content produced by the participants. Certificates of attendance were handed out to participants at the end of the training course.