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VII Academy

VII Academy provides tuition-free courses in visual journalism to practitioners in the Majority World and underrepresented communities in G20 countries. VII Academy is democratizing the information narrative and giving communities the tools to narrate their own stories in regions where media education is poorly resourced.

WHAT WE DO

VII Academy promotes, teaches, and fosters high-quality journalism. We provide real-world, tuition-free training and practice to a new generation of journalists and visual practitioners, empowering them to shape a modern global media landscape. We teach and mentor visual journalists across media practice, photojournalism, ethics, and media entrepreneurship.

In the last four years, VII Academy has trained over 1,000 people from 100 countries in nine languages. To date, approximately 51% are women, and 43% are men (the remainder identify as genderqueer/nonbinary or prefer not to say).

VII Academy training is done either online or in person at the foundation’s campuses in Arles, France, and Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina.

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VII Academy Alumni

Nerma Sofic
Sima Choubdarzadeh
Maryam Turaki
Polona Avanzo
Sanja Knezevic
Anthony Vazquez
Zuzana Gogová
Sofiane Bakouri
Mohammad Abu Bakar
Karma Bhutia
Aderonke Alade
Karwan Abubakr