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Structuring Lebanon’s French-language media offering so that each age group can access adapted content.
Supporting its development online and on social media.
Supporting Lebanon’s French-language media in developing their audiences and creating new offerings.
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Just like their Arab-language counterparts, the French-language media in Lebanon are currently facing significant financial problems and an ageing readership. Nevertheless, the French-language press is highly valued by many in Lebanon who retain an attachment towards France and the French language. It has always been seen as a bastion of freedom, promoting the values of tolerance and openness towards others.
Launched in 2016, the Digital East project was already a measure aimed at supporting two of Lebanon's French-language titles (L'Orient-Le Jourand Magazine), helping them to adapt to the evolution of their environment. "Digital Readings" is designed to support a number of media outlets in Lebanon, which were selected after a call for applications, in structuring and modernizing their offering with a view to expanding their audience.
“Yomkom” – a new current affairs source for young people in the Near East
November 12, 2018
Planet News Business is launching Yomkom, the first French/Arabic bilingual multimedia website for young people in the Near East. Targeting the youth audience aged between 14 and 18, it covers news from the region and around the world.
To select the recipient French-language media in Lebanon.
Digital Readings: 4 media outlets selected
January 31, 2018
Following the call for applications launched at the end of 2017, four francophone Lebanese digital media outlets – or Arabic-speaking outlets that develop content in French – were chosen to participate in the project.
"1 day in my media organisation" is a new series of reports, which, each week, gives an account of the daily lives of people working in media organisations in Africa, the Arab world and South-East Asia, with the support of CFI.