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February 2022

A pool of journalists representing 14 African countries will head to Brussels to cover the AU-EU summit from Africa’s perspective

CFI is forming a temporary editorial team consisting of 17 African journalists who are being drafted in to cover the sixth African Union - European Union (AU-EU) summit, which will be held on 17/18 February 2022. A number of media and news professionals from the French media development agency will provide support to this brand-new team of young English-, Arabic- and French-speaking journalists. This project provides African media outlets with access to Africa-centric content that covers the summit.


May 2021

24h in a newsroom updates its collections

“24h in a newsroom”, the free educational website dedicated to training young journalists from all over the world to international standards has completely updated two collections dedicated to web journalism and the written press.
It can all be found on the website

September 2020

A free massive open online course (MOOC) promoting citizen action in French speaking Africa

CFI, the French media development agency, is drawing on the strength of digital tools to encourage the emergence of citizen projects in 24 African countries.

April 2020

CFI pays tribute to journalists in the field and supports media organisations that are striving to provide information about Covid-19.

November 2019

MediaSahel, supported by CFI – the French media development agency – and funded by the AFD, will be presented during the second edition of the Paris Peace Forum, taking place from 11 to 13 November 2019 at the Grande Halle de la Villette.

September 2019

The European Union (EU) and the French media development agency CFI has launched the Yemen Media Emergency Response (YMER+) project, an integrated initiative that aims to build the capacities of the local media on humanitarian journalism and improve the flow of humanitarian information in Yemen.

December 2018

Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Secretary of State for the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Marc Fonbaustier, Chairman of the Management Board of CFI, signed a contract of objectives for three years (2018-2020) in the presence of Marie-Christine Saragosse, CEO de France Médias Monde.

January 2018

CFI is launching a €2 million project (Youthroom), funded by the European Commission, to support Arab youth through the digital media.