Global Media Forum Training Group
Global Media Forum Training Group was founded in early 2004 as a consortium of top international reporters determined to raise the standards of journalism in the world through training, education and media counseling.
It is the brainchild of Peter Mackler, a 30-year veteran of the news business with extensive experience training journalists from Asia to the United States and consulting for groups such as NATO and the United Nations.
GMF offers training for journalists in developing countries, media strategies and press-relations workshops for humanitarian organizations, government agencies and businesses, and high school and university courses.
GMF is also the parent organization of Project Plato, an innovative international program that teaches journalism as a life skill to young people. The program, matching instruction in journalistic technique with work on an Internet news magazine, has been implemented in Washington, DC and Brisbane, Australia and hailed as a model for the developing world.
GMF also manages the Peter Mackler Award for courageous and ethical journalism.