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International Institute for Journalism

The International Institute for Journalism of GIZ is commited to strengthening the freedom of expression in partner countries of German development cooperation and therewith to improve the conditions for democratization.

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The International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit was founded in 1962. It seeks to enhance the professional performance of print and online media as well as journalism training centres in developing countries and countries in transition.

The IIJ capacity building programme utilises various instruments for organisational and human resource development, including advanced training, dialogue, networking activities as well as advisory services for media houses and media schools. The programme focuses on political and conflict sensitive reporting, economics and business journalism, environmental reporting as well as on multimedia journalism and media management.

The aim of the IIJ programme is to strengthen the freedom of expression in partner countries of the German development cooperation and to thus improve the conditions for democratisation and economic and social development. In this capacity, the IIJ represents a key pillar in the media development work of the Federal Government of Germany and in particular of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The IIJ programme is implemented both in Germany and in the partner countries where the IIJ cooperates with regional journalism training institutions. A high proportion of the IIJ alumni hold senior positions in the media industry throughout the world.

International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of GIZ

Stresemannstraße 92

10963 Berlin


T +49-(0)30-43 996-297

F +49-(0)30-43 996-260