MediaLab Campus

Goals

To enhance and diversify journalism training with the aim of adapting it to the changing landscape through a range of mobility, exchange and partnership initiatives between journalism schools.
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April 2019
March 2021

Presentation

At the first edition of the Journalism Convention held in Tunis, in November 2018, over 500 speakers and delegates from the Arab world, Africa and Europe attended the workshops, debates and conferences on offer.

Since the Tunis event, partnerships on both sides of the Mediterranean have taken shape. A number of journalism schools in Europe and around the Mediterranean have been keen to launch projects involving their students and teaching staff. Supporting such initiatives is vital because future journalists have a key role to play in promoting dialogue and easing tensions in their countries of origin.

The MediaLab Campus project contributes to developing student and teacher exchanges between schools through partnerships that are both rich in meaning and conducive to great experiences. By supporting bilateral and multilateral initiatives, it promotes the development of links between students, encourages educational exchanges and supports the organisation of content production activities on the ground
The project falls within the scope of the “international strategy for the French language and multilingualism".

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Project beneficiaries

  • Students at partner journalism schools
  • Teachers and contributors at partner journalism schools

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1.Assessment of opportunities and needs of schools

Organisation of a meeting with journalism schools from France, Belgium, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt to develop and share an assessment and devise potential exchange and mobility schemes.

A look back at the Journalism Conference in Tours

April 3, 2019

Around twenty journalists and students from Africa and the Arab World were invited by CFI to the 12th International Journalism Conference in Tours (France), from 13 to 15 March 2019, to cover the event, follow the debates and interact with the other participants.

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Call for tenders to support projects between journalism schools on both sides of the Mediterranean

April 18, 2019

As part of the Medialab Campus initiative, which falls under the scope of the French language and multilingualism plan, a call for projects has been launched to provide journalism schools in eight Mediterranean and European countries with an opportunity to learn how to understand each other and work together.

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2.Selection of partnership or exchange projects submitted by journalism schools

- Calls for projects and selection of proposals.
- Provision of support to selected initiatives.
- Allocation of internship grants to students from journalism schools wishing to undertake an internship abroad.

The 6 winners of the Medialab Campus project

May 23, 2019

A jury composed of representatives from CFI, MCD, France 24 and RFI has selected the six winning projects that will be set up in 2019 by schools of journalism on both sides of the Mediterranean.

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Meet the 15 students who have been awarded the Medialab Campus grant

June 26, 2019

Fifteen journalism students (10 female, 5 male) have been chosen to receive a grant. This will enable them to cover their travel, accommodation and food costs while they're taking part in a media placement abroad.

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The experience of Achraf El Barhrassi, MediaLab Campus grant holder

September 2, 2019

In June 2019, the MediaLab Campus project awarded internship grants to ten female students and five male students studying journalism in schools across Europe and the Mediterranean and looking to undertake an internship in a foreign media outlet over the summer. Achraf El Barhrassi, a student at SIC in Morocco and an intern at France 24 in Paris in August 2019, shares his experience.

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Freya Pratty Williams: learn how papers shape their international news coverage

September 2, 2019

In June 2019, the MediaLab Campus project awarded internship grants to ten female students and five male students studying journalism in schools across Europe and the Mediterranean and looking to undertake an internship in a foreign media outlet over the summer. Freya Pratty Williams, student at Sciences-Po Paris, in France, is interning at Daily Star in Beirut, Lebanon, in July / August 2019.

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Imane Rhati: journalism helped me overcome my shyness

September 2, 2019

In June 2019, the MediaLab Campus project awarded internship grants to ten female students and five male students studying journalism in schools across Europe and the Mediterranean and looking to undertake an internship in a foreign media outlet over the summer. Imane Rhati, student at the ISIC, in Morocco, is in training at MCD, in Paris, France, in August 2019.

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Alexander Durie: benefit from knowledgeable journalists and their expertise about the region and the Lebanese culture

September 2, 2019

In June 2019, the MediaLab Campus project awarded internship grants to ten female students and five male students studying journalism in schools across Europe and the Mediterranean and looking to undertake an internship in a foreign media outlet over the summer. Alexander Durie, student at Sciences-Po Paris, in France, is interning at The Daily Star in Beirut, Lebanon, in July / August 2019.

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Wafa Dahmani : being a journalist requires some courage

September 3, 2019

In June 2019, the MediaLab Campus project awarded internship grants to ten female students and five male students studying journalism in schools across Europe and the Mediterranean and looking to undertake an internship in a foreign media outlet over the summer. Wafa Dahmani, student at IPSI, in Tunisia, is in training at Inmagazine Oline, in Alexadria, Egypt, in July / August 2019.

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Pablo Menguy: working for a French-language newspaper that I admire

September 5, 2019

In June 2019, the MediaLab Campus project awarded grants to ten female students and five male students studying journalism in schools across Europe and the Mediterranean and looking to undertake an internship in a foreign media outlet over the summer. Pablo Menguy, a student at the Tours Public Journalism School in France, served as an intern at L'Orient-Le Jour in Beirut (Lebanon) in July 2019; here, he tells us about his experience.

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Ahmed Chikhi: a dream come true

September 5, 2019

In June 2019, the MediaLab Campus project awarded grants to ten female students and five male students studying journalism in schools across Europe and the Mediterranean and looking to undertake an internship in a foreign media outlet over the summer. Ahmed Chikhi, a student at the Press and Information Sciences Institute in Tunisia, spent the whole of July 2019 at Radio News FM in Grenoble (France).

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Andrei Popoviciu: hold governments accountable for their actions

September 5, 2019

In June 2019, the MediaLab Campus project awarded grants to ten female students and five male students studying journalism in schools across Europe and the Mediterranean and looking to undertake an internship in a foreign media outlet over the summer. Andrei Popoviciu, a student at the Paris Institute of Political Studies in France, served as an intern at The Daily Star in Beirut (Lebanon) from June to August 2019.

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Fatima Ezzahra : for the editor, I was one of the journalists working at MCD

October 8, 2019

In June 2019, the MediaLab Campus project awarded grants to ten female students and five male students studying journalism in schools across Europe and the Mediterranean and looking to undertake an internship in a foreign media outlet over the summer. Fatima Ezzahra Benhmiddouch, student at ISIC is on an internship at MCD (Monte Carlo Doualiya) in September, in Paris.

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Wassila Belhacine: my first professional experience abroad

October 8, 2019

In June 2019, the MediaLab Campus project awarded grants to ten female students and five male students studying journalism in schools across Europe and the Mediterranean and looking to undertake an internship in a foreign media outlet over the summer. Wassila Belhacine, student at Sciences-Po Aix is on an internship at Medi 1 from August to September in Tangier, Morocco.

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Youssr Youssef: understand how a country works

October 9, 2019

In June 2019, the MediaLab Campus project awarded grants to ten female students and five male students studying journalism in schools across Europe and the Mediterranean and looking to undertake an internship in a foreign media outlet over the summer. Youssr Youssef, student at Sciences-Po Paris was in training at L'Orient-Le Jour in August in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Wissal Idbella: discover how journalism is practiced in a neighboring country

October 9, 2019

In June 2019, the MediaLab Campus project awarded grants to ten female students and five male students studying journalism in schools across Europe and the Mediterranean and looking to undertake an internship in a foreign media outlet over the summer. Wissal Idbella, student at ISIC spent two months at the magazine Réalités in August-September, in Tunis, Tunisia.

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Are you a journalism student? Get funding for an internship in a foreign media outlet!

October 16, 2019

As part of the Medialab Campus initiative, a project aimed at enhancing and expanding the provision of journalism education on both sides of the Mediterranean, CFI is offering 15 internship grants to journalism students (both male and female) wishing to undertake an internship abroad in 2020.

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Iraqi journalists and teachers undergo training at ESJ Lille

October 18, 2019

In conjunction with the University of Mosul, the Lille School of Journalism (ESJ Lille) ran a teacher training course in September in Lille for four teachers and two professional journalists from Iraq as part of the Medialab Campus project.

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3.Experience sharing and capitalisation around the projects carried out

- Creation of a monthly newsletter aimed at schools to highlight their initiatives and activities.
- Attendance of the Tunis Journalism Convention in November 2020 by participating schools.
- Promotion of awareness of European student and teacher mobility programmes (Erasmus)
- Updating of pages of the “24h in a newsroom” website in Arabic and provision to schools

Follow Medialab Campus, subscribe to its newsletter!

June 5, 2019

This monthly newsletter contains: information on how selected projects are progressing, feedback from students and interns about their experiences, information about the journalism schools on both sides of the Mediterranean.

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Algerian, Mauritanian, Tunisian and French students meet to discuss the question of media and democracy

November 7, 2019

The “Media and Democracy" project recently enabled 20 journalism students and professionals to undergo training in Tunis and Bordeaux from 16 to 29 September 2019. This was the fourth edition of the event and the first to be funded in part by CFI through the MediaLab Campus.

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Claire Riobé: Having enough time to think before writing

November 12, 2019

In June 2019, the MediaLab Campus project awarded grants to ten female students and five male students studying journalism in schools across Europe and the Mediterranean and looking to undertake an internship in a foreign media outlet over the summer. Claire Riobé, a student at Sciences-Po Paris is interning at Terre Sainte Magazine (Holy Land Magazine) in Jerusalem since September.

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Samia Bayouli: edit the news with journalists and record it with my voice

November 12, 2019

In June 2019, the MediaLab Campus project awarded grants to ten female students and five male students studying journalism in schools across Europe and the Mediterranean and looking to undertake an internship in a foreign media outlet over the summer. Samia Bayouli, a student at Université de la Manouba in Tunisia was interning at MCD in Paris, France in September.

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