Professional development

Egypt has major print in-house training centers, some of them quite large, such as the Al Ahram Regional Press Institute. The Press Syndicate, the Middle East News Agency and the state’s national news agency are among the popular government training centers. The National Council for Broadcast Media (NCBM), the governing body of Egyptian broadcasting, hosts an additional training center. There is some disagreement, however, as to whether these programs are of sufficient quality to supply the Egyptian media market with journalists able to operate effectively in today’s media environment.