After coming to an end on 30 April 2016, the Syrian Media Incubator project is now the subject of an independent final appraisal being carried out by the Belgian-based research centre Cota, which was chosen following an invitation to tender.
This appraisal will make it possible to gauge the results achieved by the EU-funded project, which was rolled out by CFI in partnership with International Media Support (IMS), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Syrian Journalists Association (SJA).
More specifically, it will allow us to see to what extent the project has contributed to the production of news by and for Syrians against the backdrop of the crisis that is gripping their country.
The appraisal will also analyse the decisions that determined how the project was implemented by CFI.
The main objective of the project was to enhance the abilities of the Syrian media in producing and broadcasting reliable and well-balanced news in the face of the conflict being waged, with the situation proving to be highly volatile as the project unfolded.