Activity Report 2020
If we had to choose one word to describe the year 2020 for CFI, it would be adaptation. The health crisis has led our media development agency to adapt all its projects and operating methods to the lockdowns, the decrease in international travel and the newly emerging needs of the media in our priority areas of operation in Africa, the Arab world and South East Asia.
This adaptation has involved the rapid development of online training methods, as well as the launch of projects devoted entirely to media coverage of the pandemic.
For example, in April 2020, thanks to additional funding from the French Development Agency (AFD), the MediaSahel COVID-19 project was launched in order to support the production of quality content to inform Sahelian youth about the pandemic.
In the Arab world, in partnership with the Lebanese media outlet Daraj and the Tunisian media outlet Barr Al Aman, the Ama Baad project has also offered journalists online meetings with experts every week since June 2020 in order to provide them with the key tools to adapt and to explain the health crisis to citizens a little better