Media in Cooperation and Transition

About the organisation

MICT – Media in Cooperation and Transition is a German non-profit organisation that implements media development projects in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Activities focus on the interplay between conflict, media coverage and reconciliation in crisis regions.

MICT’s services comprise the training of journalists and media producers, programme and content development, radio and film production, magazine and book publishing, as well as media research and monitoring in conflict regions. At the headquarters in Berlin, an international team of 15 full-time staff members coordinates MICT’s activities in 11 different countries. All projects are implemented in close cooperation with our partners on-site.

Description of the organisation

Through its activities, MICT aims to foster the transformation of conflict towards reconciliation, and encourage dialogue among conflicting factions within society. The focal point is the interaction and interdependence of media and conflict. Supporting media cooperation, media networking and media development, as well as capacity building in the field of journalism is recognised as the key factor in conflict transition.

MICT is financed and supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, UNESCO, UNIFEM, UNAMI, UNDP, the DOEN Foundation, DFID, the Bosch Foundation, DAAD, the Belgian Foreign Office and the Government of Canada.