70 videos for an alternative take on the news
Dozens of journalists working for international media in Europe, Africa and Asia share their experience, to help young fellow journalists from all over the world learn to analyse the news better and develop constructive journalism.
In April 2021, CFI partnered RFI, France 24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya to launch the website JournalistsInsight.com, to help train young journalists, bloggers and students, to reinforce their knowledge and skills in various fields and themes in journalism. From Bangkok to Beirut by way of Johannesburg, seasoned international journalists share their know-how to provide an alternative take on the news and develop constructive journalism.
The website features 70 edutaining videos on five different themes: solutions journalism, gender equality, health, the environment and fact-checking. The entire website can be viewed free of charge in French, English and Arabic. The videos last an average five minutes, and were produced for mobile phones, to match the educational media viewing habits of young journalists, in particular in Africa, the Arab world and South-East Asia.
The initial results look promising. From April to December 2021, the website clocked up 77,000 visits and 130,000 pages viewed, enjoying great success in Senegal, Algeria, Morocco, Mali and Tunisia which are the most connected countries and which correspond to the agency’s priority intervention zones.
“Nobody is born a journalist, you become a journalist. The Journalists’ Insight project is a great resource: it’s both entertaining and effective, with seasoned professionals sharing experiences with their younger counterparts and budding journalists. The aim is for journalists from all over the world to share best editorial practices, as a common resource, reaching as wide an audience as possible. It is an ideal complement to our work on the ground in Africa, the Arab world and South-East Asia.”
Thierry Vallat – Chair and Managing Director, CFI
“The France Médias Monde news outlets are also arenas for dialogue and culture. They bridge gaps between France and all five continents. So it is only natural for the journalists at RFI, France 24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya to team up with CFI, our subsidiary, to share their know-how and add to this ambitious online learning project, catering to young journalists all over the world.”
Marie-Christine Saragosse, Chair and Managing Director, France Médias Monde