On 17th and 18th June 2011, CFI organised, at the University of Paul Valéry of Montpellier, the first 4M annual meetings and reunites on this occasion the main agents in new Mediterranean media: bloggers and journalists originally from written, audiovisual and web press. More than 160 professionals coming from 15 countries bordering the Mediterranean (notably from Tunisia, Egypt, Bosnia or Palestine…) met around workshops and plenaries on the theme: Digital media, social media: evolution or revolution? The Mediterranean in the digital hour: new stakes for the media.

Organised in partnership with RUE 89, the École Supérieure of Journalism (ESJ) from Lille and welcomed by the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (ITIC) from the University of Paul Valéry - Montpellier III, 4M opened the debate on the development of journalistic working knowledge at the time of web 2.0 notably in the context of the Arab revolutions. This has allowed participants to exchange their experiences, know-how and visions of this new working knowledge.

The 1st 4M annual meetings programme was based on four big plenaries:

  1. Digital revolution: what stakes for tomorrow?

  2. Building its economic model: good methods & bad surprises

  3. To recruit, form and manage on the web: an organisation in mutation

  4. Will democracy come through the web ?

  5. -> To download the programme of the Montpellier conference 17th and 18th June 2011 in pdf

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    Friday 17th June

    9:00am WELCOME


    9:15-9:30am INTRODUCTION

    Etienne Fiatte, General Manager CFI
    Pierre Haski, CEO Rue89
    Soizic Bouju, Manager ESJ Pro Group
    Yann Bisiou, Vice-Chairman of the Board, University Paul Valéry, Montpellier 3


    AMAMOU Slim

    AMAMOU SlimTunisia 
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    Slim Amamou is a computer programmer, entrepreneur and blogger. He co-founded the web agency AlphaStudios in 1999 and ALIXSYS in 2008 as a web services company for business. His writings focus on the modalities and mechanisms for the emergence of new global society of the Internet. He is also known for his positions against censorship and intellectual property and fights for the neutrality of the Internet. Slim was formerly Secretary of State for Sport and Youth in the interim Tunisian government.




    ANATRELLA BrunoFrance 
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    After working as a jurist for over eight years with the law firm Pierrat, Bruno Anatrella then became a lawyer. In 2011, he founded the law firm BAGS AVOCATS with his counterpart Guillaume Sauvage. Bruno Anatrella focuses on issues pertaining to communication rights (right of publicity, press law), intellectual property (royalties, rights connected with royalties, trademark law), Internet and NTIC, providing consulting services and handling disputes. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the association Cyberlex (www.cyberlex.org – understanding and controlling legal and technical aspects of multimedia, Internet and online services).

    Bruno Anatrella regularly contributes to university and vocational training courses.


    BARRET Nathalie

    BARRET NathalieFrance 
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    Nathalie Barret has been managing the job observatory in the press sector for 4 years. She coordinates “prospective” sectorial studies. These studies aim at anticipating changes and evolutions in jobs and skills, and thus implementing actions to drive these evolutions, especially in education. Within this structure, she conducts statistical surveys on the employees. In 2002, Nathalie launched the job observatory in the telecommunication sector, before joining the press sector in 2007.




    BELYAZID Khalid

    BELYAZID KhalidMorocco 
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    After a master’s and a doctorate in business administration in 1982 in Nice, Kalid Belyazid started working in the press sector. Since 2000, he has directed Eco Media, supervising operational services (newsrooms of L’EconomisteAssabahand Atlantic Radio) and functional services (Advertising, technical affairs, finance) and the School of Journalism. Prior to holding this position, he was in charge of development: setting up new products, design, production and marketing. Agreements with foreign media (Financial Times and the World Media network).




    BISIOU Yann

    BISIOU YannFrance 
    Maître de conférences. Docteur en droit privé et science criminelle (1994). Vice-président du Conseil d’Administration de l’université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III





    BITAR Jihad

    BITAR Jihad
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    Jihad is a recognized expert in Arab media and politics. In 2005, he founded Comtrax Solutions – the leading Arab media content analysis company. The company was acquired in 2010 by Quantum Communications, a MENA leader in strategic communications, where Jihad continues as director of strategy and knowledge. Jihad is a consultant for many media organizations, and has published multiple articles on the Arab media and political scene. Prior to Comtrax Solutions, Jihad was a senior management consultant in France, the UK and the USA. Jihad holds a BS. in Biology and a Masters.

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