In 2022, projects having encountered difficulties due to the pandemic and/or the political and economic context of their countries received support to find suitable solutions and set up the necessary adjustments. This was especially the case for Khaleef Taaref in Syria, Al Hurriya in North Africa, Har’k in Libya, Feel in Palestine, Echoes in Algeria, Wat Wat in Lebanon and Men Lewwel in Morocco. Once D-Jil had been wound down, 17 of the 18 beneficiaries had achieved their project goals.
« If I had a magic wand, I would eliminate all commercial and political media outlets and only keep the media outlets who work for citizens! » Samira Dehri, Algerian beneficiary of D-Jil (She’s got something to say)
Collective activities also got off to a fresh start in 2022. In March, a journalist for France 24, Aziza Wassef, moderated an online conference to train the beneficiaries in fund-raising and partnerships. Attendees then received customised, remote support to draw up a plan of action.
Tunis hosted the sixth and last incubation session in May. Several hands-on workshops were available, on partnerships and networking, the viability of online media and fund-raising, to help the media outlets manage and consolidate their business model.
First assessment and launch of a D-Jil network
The closing conference was held in July in Beirut. This was an opportunity to present the results of activities conducted for four years and to share about the impact of the project, good practices and lasting results. Four themes were also addressed with experts: podcasts, design, digital marketing and innovative business models. D-Jil partner FMAS presented the findings of the survey conducted on the online presence of the projects supported, and a guide for good practices.
This conference ended with the launch of a network comprising all the media outlets supported via D-Jil, with the presentation of a platform prototype and a suitable technical solution. The journalist from MCD (Monte Carlo Doualiya), Ghada Khalil, covered this event, conducting interviews on site and broadcast in July during the young people’s programme “Café chaud”.
Mahdi Maaza, an Algerian journalist and D-JIL beneficiary, presents his “Echoes” project.
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Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia