2016 Camp


Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC), an international institution affiliated to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), announces the below call for application issued by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Turkey on “Youth Media Capacity Building Summer Camp” to be held within the framework of the “Al-Quds Ash-Sharif – OIC Youth Capital 2018” International Programme.


  • To be a citizen of the OIC Member State or representative of the Muslim community in non-OIC Member States;
  • Able to speak English;
  • Aged 18 – 30;
  • To have a media background (study, work experience or interest);
  • Involved in/coordinated any media-related project;
  • Active in community services;
  • Motivated to attend the full duration;
  • To be one of the young leaders with a specific change in his-her local community.


  • To explore the crucial elements of a reliable journalist’s craft (balance, reliability, usage of proper sources);
  • To learn to evaluate the reliability of sources and to approach any information critically;
  • To explore the interrelation between media messages and tolerance/intolerance in our societies, especially in regard to the topic of migrant and refugee crisis;
  • To learn how to distinguish between media and audience bias;
  • To build the capacity of Muslim Youth in terms of leadership skills and empower them through meaningful participation in the media;
  • To facilitate young people’s connection to heritage, language, culture and identity through media participation;
  • To explore and understand media and youth participation in media with cultural diversity as concepts and group processes;
  • To provide tools for the multiplication and development of youth participation in media.
  • To identify possible directions and strategies of work in the field of development of youth participation in media in the realities of participants;
  • To raise awareness on the centrality of Al-Quds for the Muslim Ummah and its unique role as the center of the three Abrahamic religions to be preserved.


The aim of the camp is to understand how and why media content is produced to make distinctions between different types of media content (news journalism, propaganda, promotion, entertainment, etc.) and also to explore and foster appreciation of cultural diversity among participants and to empower young people to play an active role in the development of youth media participation in their communities.

The camp focuses on empowering Youth workers and youth activists of OIC Member States to become conscious media consumers, to apply their critical thinking skills and to contribute to more inclusive and tolerant societies.