D-Jil

Goals

Contribute to citizen-led involvement in society and young people’s autonomy in 9 countries in the Arab world by the use of online media.
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48

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9

Countries

20

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Project timeline

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February 2018
January 2022

Presentation

Focused studies in the Arab world show that young people want to play a more active role in the media. They are turning increasingly to social and online media, which offer them greater opportunities for interaction and content publication.

D-Jil aims at providing young people in the Arab world enhanced access to information, a broader grounding in media topics and increased political and citizen-led involvement in society. D-Jil is run by a consortium of partners with the following members: Samir Kassir Foundation (Liban), IREX Europe (France), FMAS (Morocco) et Leaders of Tomorrow (Jordan) and is co-funded by the European Union.

D-Jil is designed for those developing digital news content of interest to young people (particularly young women) and those wishing to enhance their skills by consolidating their working methods, enriching their content and providing new technical skills.

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Project beneficiaries

- Applicants developing digital news content (bloggers' or citizen-journalist groups, online radio stations, online media, information platforms, etc.)
- Traditional private media making the transition to digital (radio and TV stations, printed media, press agencies, etc.)
- Associations and NGOs already active in the promotion of the media, cultural centres, or civil-society organisations keen to develop a higher online profile, all targeting young people.

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Actions

1."Exchange" of good practices

Exchange of good practices for online programmes and interactive tools are fostered at regional level between the beneficiaries particularly through the organisation of a conference dedicated to media and young people.

D-Jil Hackathon: a first weekend of competition

July 16, 2018

16 projects embodying the digital revolution in the Arab world have been competing in Casablanca.

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First incubator session for D-Jil winners

December 4, 2018

The first incubator session of the D-JIL project was held in Tunis on 14 and 15 November 2018. The ten selected project holders met up to undergo training, exchange ideas and move forward with their initiatives.

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D-Jil supports new projects

June 24, 2019

The second D-JIL incubation session took place in Jordan from 13 to 15 June 2019. It brought together the project managers selected during the second call for applications in April, in order to train them and help them to move forward with their initiatives.

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Al Hurreya: the platform that values freedoms

February 24, 2020

Al Hurreya is a Moroccan website that helps citizens defend their individual rights and freedoms. Founded by a group of journalists in April 2019, Al Hurreya encourages young people to express themselves freely in their country.

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2."Engage" media and civil society

Ten projects that will bring together media and civil society, provide young people with enhanced access to information, a broader grounding in media topics, and increased political and citizen-led involvement in society are selected and financed. Seven education workshops on media are organised for young people that are involved in citizen-led plattforms.

She’s got something to say: woman as woman’s best ally

March 6, 2020

"Woman is the future of man. She is the colour of his soul. She is his rumour and his sound. And without her, he is nothing but blasphemy", wrote Louis Aragon. Such is the motto of the She's got something to say project launched during a seminar on 2 February 2019 in Algiers and devoted to the image of women in the media.

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3."Realize" the selection and the funding of 10 innovative online projects

Ten Innovative online programmes/platforms/ reflecting the challenges of real interest to young people (individual freedoms, equality, religion, health, sport, and culture) in different languagues (in Arabic, Arabic dialects, Berber languages, French and English) are selected, financed and coached throughout the project.

D-Jil: 30 projects pre-selected from 250 applications

June 29, 2018

250 candidates responded to the first "D-Jil" call for projects. From these, 30 projects were pre-selected by a panel made up of representatives of D-Jil's partners, including: CFI (France), Skeyes (Lebanon), Irex-Europe (France) and FMAS (Morocco).

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The 10 winners of the D-Jil project

July 27, 2018

At the end of the two hackathons, a panel of experts and young people drawn from the Mediterranean region selected the 10 projects to be awarded a grants to aid their development:

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2nd call for projects D-Jil: Innovate and create online media content for young people

December 10, 2018

Webtv, webradio, YouTube Channels, innovative online programmes…You have a project that aims at giving a voice to young people in the Arab world and would like to take to another level? Apply for D-Jil and benefit from support to produce online media content for the new generation!

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D-Jil – A successful call for applications

January 18, 2019

The second call for applications for D-Jil has resulted in 250 applications being submitted, all relating to projects for producing original digital content aimed at young people in the Arab world.

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D-Jil: 30 projects pre-selected from 250 applications

March 1, 2019

250 candidates responded to the second "D-Jil" call for projects.

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The 8 winners of the D-Jil project

April 5, 2019

At the end of the two hackathons, a panel of experts and young people drawn from the Mediterranean region selected the 8 projects to be awarded a grants to aid their development.

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AhkiFree La Télé: Web TV for Tunisian youths

January 28, 2020

AhkiFree (“speak freely") is a Website for sharing articles and videos; it was launched by a group of Tunisian youths in partnership with the Tunisian Ministry of Education and is primarily aimed at secondary school students in Tunisia.

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Wat Wat: a space for the Lebanese youth to express themselves

February 3, 2020

Since 2007, the Samandal association, which is based in Beirut, has been distributing a quarterly magazine filled with publications written by figures from the Lebanese artistic scene.

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4."Collect" the needs of young public

The needs of young people in the above mentioned countries are collected through audience feedback and studies issued from financed programmes. They are taken into account for the developement of innovative projects.

Call for projects: D-Jil : Innovate and create online media content for young people

April 4, 2018

Webtv, webradio, YouTube Channels, innovative online programmes…You have a project that aims at giving a voice to young people in the Arab world and would like to take to another level? Apply for D-Jil and benefit from support to produce online media content for the new generation!

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Echoes gives young people a voice in the media

March 2, 2020

As part of its Echoes programme, the Algerian association ADCE (Association de Développement des Capacités des Étudiants) offers journalism students practical training in the digital field to complement theoretical studies.

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Giving Young Palestinian Women a Voice

March 6, 2020

Led by Shoruq, Raising Youth Voices is a project for young women aged 16 to 20 in the Dheisheh Refugee Camp, south of Bethlehem.

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Ki Derti Liha videos already viewed over 8 million times!

March 10, 2020

On 19 February 2020, the team of the Moroccan educational platform 9rayti.com welcomed more than fifty guests at the Technopark in Casablanca to celebrate the success of its weekly video programme Ki Derti Liha.

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