Myanmar Journalism Institute

Why Myanmar Journalism Institute?


The Myanmar Journalism Institute (MJI) was founded in May 2014 by 39 local media organisations and media houses. It was founded as a locally owned and run media training organisation with international support to build the capacity of the media in Myanmar and to promote professionalism and freedom of expression.

MJI is the only independently run training institution in Myanmar that offers a recognised diploma in multi-media. MJI runs both a Full-Time Diploma Course for new students wishing to become qualified journalists, and a Part-Time Diploma Course for currently working journalists wishing to improve and expand upon their skills. In addition MJI offers a number of short courses throughout the year on specialist topics (including climate change reporting, conflict sensitive journalism, data journalism and community media).

MJI has links to numerous international learning institutions across the globe. We use a combination of highly trained Myanmar media trainers and international specialist trainers (in areas such as radio, broadcast, video, photography and online journalist). MJI offer international recognised best practice training for local Myanmar journalists.

MJI alumni are recognised by the media houses as some of the best trained in the country, and have moved immediately into media industry jobs or improved positions for existing journalists.
Since July 2014, MJI has trained over 500 journalists in various cities and different communities all over the country.

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Full time Diploma

The MJI Diploma Course is the only full-time multi-media journalism course in Myanmar. Our modules include video reporting, digital and online journalism, as well as all other elements of journalism. Taught by experienced local trainers and journalists, along with international guest trainers, the MJI Full Time course is recogonised by UNESCO and our graduates are highly sought after by media houses upon graduation.

Specialised Courses

MJI runs Specialised Courses for working journalists looking to improve their skills or learn new skills. These courses use specialists local trainers along with international guest trainers. Or Specialised Courses include Video Journalism, Television and Video Presenting, Video Editing, Online Digital Journalism, MOJO (Mobile Journalism), Investigative Documentary Journalism and Investigative Financial Journalism

Bespoke Training

MJI can design and conduct a bespoke training for you. We are specialists in curriculum development and training implementation. Our highly trained staff are skilled at doing needs assessments and working with clients to fulfil your brief. We can come to you, or the MJI premises includes two training rooms, a video and radio studio, a video editing suite and control room, and full audio, video and digital equipment.

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