RNF has created and delivered more than 100 customized training opportunities for journalists and media professionals around the world. These range from short lectures and panels in the U.K., Canada, Kosovo, Turkey, France, Austria, South Africa and Azerbaijan to week-long trainings and writing workshops in the U.S., Myanmar and beyond.
Our hands-on trainings equip journalists, bloggers, editors and publishers with the knowledge and skills they need to report on religions and belief systems with accuracy and insight. These workshops enhance our educational mission to improve media coverage of how religion affects cultures, conflicts and human rights around the world. Topics we tackle include religious demographics, faith practices, media ethics, religious freedom, media freedom, hate speech, local reporting constraints, media development challenges, and conflict-sensitive reporting.
Each year in the U.S., RNA brings together hundreds of journalists for three days of panels, networking opportunities, sponsored events, and an awards banquet honoring the winners of our religion reporting contests.
On top of our media work, RNF provides religious literacy and media literacy trainings and workshops to corporate clients, civil society groups, schools and universities, government agencies, faith leaders and other groups in need of our services.