Three Lebanese media outlets to receive support from the Qarib project

Three Lebanese media outlets to receive support from the Qarib project

January 21, 2021

Against the backdrop of Lebanon’s current economic, political and health crisis, three of the nation’s media outlets will receive support from the Qarib project to produce content covering topics linked to the day-to-day life of Lebanese citizens.

The Qarib project (which means “proximity” in Arabic) is being implemented by CFI and funded by the French Development Agency (AFD). Qarib aims to encourage social cohesion at regional, national and local level and, through better media coverage, promote the inclusion of people, particularly women, in society and public debate. This 5-year project is currently in the launch phase and will be run in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.

The three Lebanese media outlets set to receive support from Qarib as part of this initiative are:
- MEGAPHONE NEWS which will create four videos covering political and socio-economic issues.
- BEIRUT TODAY which will produce three mini documentaries on the day-to-day life of Lebanese citizens.
- RASEEF22 which will publish 20 articles written by young female journalists.

This is one of the first initiatives implemented as part of this project. Numerous activities (training sessions, financial support for producing content, conferences, coaching, MCD and France 24…) broadcasts, etc.) will be organised over the next four years in the project’s target countries.