Canal France International

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Canal France International (CFI) is the cooperation agency of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development tasked with coordinating and implementing France’s aid policy for the development of media in the South.

UNESCO is partnering with CFI on the entry-level journalism education and systematic quality training for media professionals component of the STMJO project. Specifically, CFI is providing action-oriented technical assistance in the (1) revision of journalism education curricula to meet international standards and the needs of the Jordanian media industry, and in the (2) development and provision of increased access to systematic quality training meeting the needs of media professionals, building on previous attempts, reviews and best international and regional practices in line with the GoJ efforts.

CFI, in planned partnership with École supérieure de journalisme de Lille (ESJ), is providing a well-structured and scientific approach for curriculum revisions to two universities in Jordan, Yarmouk University in Irbid and Middle East University in Amman. The proposal relies on the UNESCO model curriculum, which ESJ adapted for francophone countries.

Read more about CFI on their website.