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“From University” promotes young media talents expressing themselves and debating their professional concerns and views on the news. Students produce their own reports and host a radio show during the summer months. In a series of radio talk shows produced weekly in the universities of Greater Tunis, young students discuss topics that concern their professional lives with guests from the education and business sector.
With ”Shabab on Air”, the Tunisian radio station Diwan FM offers ten young Tunisians from outside the main cities intensive radio training. The group plans and produces a weekly radio show to provide young Tunisians with a platform for expression. Through a newwhistle-blower platform, Diwan FM also strengthens direct interaction with its audience and produces citizen-friendly journalism relevant to young Tunisians.
In cooperation with Tunisian radio stations, the Journalist Union and the Ministry of Youth, a blog for opinion leaders, bloggers and journalists will be create. It is called ”Alternative Media”. A newly created network of certified bloggers will be trained in communication and storytelling. Influential youtubers receive training and will produce video content on topics relevant to youth. All activities are accompanied by a public campaign for more youth presence in the media.
“Ciné-Shabab” aims to establish films and cinema as a mouthpiece for young people. During intense training sessions, young filmmakers from all over Tunisia learn about self-expression in filmmakingand film and journalism. They produce their own short films portraying success stories of young peers. The films will be broadcast on the TV program "Ciné-Shabab" and discussed by and for young adults. A "cinema on wheels" will travel through marginalized communities to show the productions and encourage debate.
With the monthly multimedia talk show ”Shabab Café” the Palestinian TV channel Wattan TV wants to shed light on the challenges and issues of marginalised groups of young people. Ten future journalists will be planning and producing major components of the show which will be recorded live from different Palestinian cities. The different episodes will bring youth from marginalised groups, youth activists, NGOs and decision-makers together to discuss their issues.
” Youth Media Space” aims at expanding youth representation in the traditional media and promoting a public dialogue with decision-makers. Young Palestinian journalists from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank receive training and mentoring to independently design and produce a range of TV and radio programs. The production is supervised by a youth steering committee. The productions are then broadcast by regional channels.
With the online platform ”Nofeedo”, Ta’awon promotes a reorientation of youth media discourse towards solving community issues. Young Palestinian influencers learn how to produce conflict-sensitive content that takes into account the principles of anti-discrimination, diversity, respect, justice, and conflict transformation. In a competition between different communities, media reports about topics such as conflict management, family disputes and honor killings are produced and published via different channels.
With ”AshBanlikoum” the Moroccan TV channel 2M provides youth a stage for creating and presenting their own interactive online show that is linked to an existing TV show. In cooperation with a newly formed youth editorial committee and different Moroccan NGOs, the young producers will portray success stories of their peers and discuss topics like Moroccan identity, gender equality and political participation with regularguests.
The project ”Parole aux Jeunes” aims at building young people’s capacity in public speaking, encouraging critical thinking and seizing opportunities to participate in public debate. 120 young Moroccans will receive training in participatory democracy, public dialogue and mass media. They will produce media reports and will be assisted in the implementation of national media campaigns that publicize their personal concerns and recommendations regarding Morocco's challenges.
In cooperation with the Moroccan TV channel 2M, FMAS will produce and broadcast a new youth program. Young people will be trained to create their own multimedia contributions, while journalists will acquire knowledge and skills on how to prepare topics in a way that matter to youth. A supervisory board of interested young people, as well as employees of youth and media organizations, will accompany the production.
”Agadir MediaLab” promotes cultural diversity and freedom of expression in Morocco. 50 young men and women of Agadir University will be trained to produce multimedia content and to develop online platforms that make local cultural activities more visible.
“Voice of Youth” aims to encourage more diverse debates by helping young people to spread their thoughts to a wider public. Selected journalism students receive intensive training to produce their own weekly radio program, a daily short article and a weekly news magazine covering different youth topics.
Building the skills and empowering young journalists from remote Lebanese areas lies at the heart of “StoryLeb”. Journalists from remote areas will be trained and mentored to develop topics that can make a difference in society, build a network within their own community and to produce multimedia stories that are published on an interactive platform.
With “Their Stories” Dawaer Foundation supports youth to create a participatory online platform that promotes youth causes, aspirations and concerns amongst a wider audience. Young Lebanese and refugees are trained to become youth reporters and media trainers. They produce community-related content and plan and run media campaigns on topics they have chosen.
With ”Shabab News” Roya TV develops a new daily news segment produced by and for young women and men in Jordan. Young journalists professionalise their skills in editing, producing, reporting and presenting to produce a new news segment for the daily youth show "Caravan".
”The Alchemist” empowers youth to report on community issues and to transfer their skills to their peers. Around 75 young people are trained as citizen reporters in the 12 Jordanian regions. The most talented receive a financial grant to produce short films about local youth and human rights issues in their communities. Media clubs are set up in different regions where young Jordanians can develop their media literacy skills. All the media reports produced will be presented on the online platform "The Alchemist" and the best short films will be broadcasted by Roya TV.
The long-term goal of ”Hakaya Baladak” is to create a network of young reporters and media editors in 5 geographic locations in Jordan able to produce good content and work collectively to take management and editorial decisions for an online platform and podcast on community initiatives, culture and art. For this, 75 young women and men from various Jordanian regions are trained as local citizen journalists and produce multimedia content about local communities, arts and culture in their region. Their media pieces will also be broadcasted by local TV channels.
In cooperation with ten local NGOs, AGIR is supporting Algerian youth to set up the Web TV ”Nedjma-TV”. The TV will present content made by young people, but will also be positioned as knowledge hub, a platform for self-expression and idea lab for youth.