Published in 4M TUNIS 2012

A year on from the fall of Ben Ali, CFI, the Tunisianassociation for digital freedom (ATLN), themultimedia and audiovisualassociation (AMAVI) and Tunisia Live are organising a 4M Forum on how the role of citizen journalists is shaping upin Tunisia. The aim isto foster the sharing of experience and innovations to support the development of new Tunisian media. Some 150 participants from Tunisia and France are expected to attend this event.

The programme is geared around four large-scale plenary sessions :
  • The transformation from journalism under the dictatorshipto citizen journalismin Tunisia
  • Tunisian bloggers, cyber activists, hackers come out into the open
  • A new Tunisia, new media, new models
  • Media andOpenData

Plenary contributions will alternate with a series of conferences and hands-on workshops focussing on actual experiences.

Many renowned contributorswill come to share their experience: 

  • Pierre Haski, President and co-founder of Rue 89
  • Fabrice Epelboin, French entrepreneur specialising in social media and web
  • Francis Pisani, French blogger - journalist (pisani.blog.lemonde.fr)
  • Ziad Maalouf, journalist at RFI "The Media Workshop


Monday, 18 February 2013 22:40


Published in 4M BELGRADE 2012

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In South-Eastern Europe, as elsewhere, the media provide a unique platform for public debate and deliver an essential service in scrutinising the ways in which power is exercised. In anticipation of the future integration into the European Union, the development of independent, transparent, professional and responsible media is actively driving the democratic processes by encouraging dialogue between civil society, politicians and government.

As such, the new media are providing a soundboard for new voices that enrich, shake up and sometimes challenge the traditional media. In response to these new challenges and in a bid to gain a foothold in a fast-changing environment, information professionals need to create new business models and gear their work practices towards this new abundant yet often disorganised information ecosystem, without losing sight of their commitment to ethical practices.

To discuss and exchange views about the prospects currently offered by the new media in the Balkans, CFI has organized a 4M Forum on 3 and 4 April 2012 in Belgrade (Serbia), entitled "Journalism and new media: new frontiers", which brought together approximately 90 participants at round-table discussions and workshops run by 30 or so professionals from France and South-Eastern Europe.

The forum was organised by CFI in partnership with IJAS (Independent Journalists' Association of Serbia) and the French Embassy in Serbia.

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