Four scribes get RCJF training in Atlanta
26 Sep 2016 - 10:36
DOHA: The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) selected four Doha-based journalists to participate in the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism (RCJF), a programme brought to Qatar through a partnership between WISH and the Carter Center.
The training took place at The Carter Center, in Atlanta, Georgia, last week. The fellowship provides journalists with valuable insight into mental health, offering them a unique opportunity to enhance their reporting on some of the greatest health challenges facing the world today.
Buthaina Mohammed Al Janahi, a Qatari columnist at Al Arab Newspaper, Tarek Bazely, Al Jazeera English’s Science and Technology editor, Aney Mathew, a contributor to Qatar Foundation’s publications and Kathy Hearn, a TV producer for Al Jazeera English, participated in the programme.
Egbert Schillings, Chief Executive Officer of WISH, said, “Under the guidance of H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Qatar is taking a proactive approach towards increasing support for those coping with mental health issues. Unfortunately, the stigmatisation of mental health issues can often deter individuals from seeking treatment and support. Because the media plays a key role in combatting negative views of mental illnesses, we are delighted to be working with The Carter Center to help journalists report sensitively and accurately.”