The Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO) has announced that in April, it will be holding a media training seminar in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. According to the announcement:
We are very happy to inform you that FEMYSO has launched a new exciting training seminar called “Finding Our Voice: How to Engage with the Media”, which will take place from the 14th to the 19th of April 2010, in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. This training course will give participants in-depth training by media experts and professionals from across Europe on how to engage with the mainstream media, empowering you and your organisation to know how to engage effectively with the media, actively confront media stereotypes, utilise all mainstream media more effectively, and make the voice of Muslim youth heard.
FEMYSO is the youth division of the Federation of Islamic Organizations In Europe (FIOE), composed of Muslim Brotherhood organizations from most of the EU countries as well as Turkey, Russia, and Croatia. Over the years, it has developed a relationship with both the Council of Europe and the European Commission where it has been invited since 2003 to attend meetings of the Group of Policy Advisers (GOPA). One of the important leaders of FEMYSO over the years has been Ibrahim El-Zayat, the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Germany.