EBTICAR-Media – Support for innovative online media

#EBTICAR
EBTICAR-Media – Support for innovative online media
EBTICAR-Media – Support for innovative online media

Goals

To support the establishment of democratic debate and contribute to the economic development of countries south of the Mediterranean by strengthening the media
To strengthen the online media and promote the emergence of structured professional organisations
2,323M
36months
20Supported Projects

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Presentation

Following a surge in popularity during the Arab Spring, online media are profoundly changing people's relationship with the news. Beyond the technological aspect, they create a new dimension for expression based on interactivity and participation by the public, a forum for debate and dialogue.

In the face of growing demand from consumers, the content on offer has its limitations. Web activists are often self-taught and lack formal training in journalism, which can be detrimental to the quality of democratic debate while their impact on the population is growing. As for traditional media, who are poorly prepared for the transition to digital technology, they find themselves forced to adapt their content to new media and to move towards an offer outside their usual area of expertise.

Against this background, with stakeholders unable to afford the investment necessary for further development, CFI and its partners have launched EBTICAR-media, which aims to identify and provide financial support for the most innovative projects that give structure to this industry.

Open to online media and private traditional media, the EBTICAR (E-Booster for Technical and Innovative Contents in the Arab Region, or "innovation" in Arabic) programme provides support, through four distinct components, to projects involved in:

  • As regards the media individually: improving their content and their structure, both financial and organisational.
  • Collectively: strengthening their capacity to come together in professional organisations and share their experiences.

For more information about the ETBICAR-MEDIA project, visit http://www.4m.cfi.fr/index.php/fr/projet-ebticar-media-fr-ar.

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EBTICAR-Media
Online media overview
Verbatim
“We have discovered the power of on-the-ground reporting: the camera becomes a tool which enables us to tell the world about our struggle every day. The support we have received has helped us enhance our professional skills, enabling us to report and raise awareness properly.”
Caroline Donati, Journalist and consultant at New Syrian Voices, winner of EBTICAR 2014

Project beneficiaries

  • Emerging online media in the Arab world
  • Private traditional media (radio, TV, print) seeking to develop a digital offering
Project manager
Elsa Caternet

Actions

Strengthen web journalism skills

Funding awarded under the EBTICAR programme, with the successful applicants being selected after a call for projects, prioritises projects that meet objective professionalisation criteria and aimed at:

  • Enhancing content: writing, sound and image
  • Ensuring security: communication, personal data, file transfer
  • Mastering interactive tools: crowdsourcing and social networks

Particular attention is given to projects that promote the transfer of skills through the involvement of online media professionals in training courses and student internships.

EBTICAR-Media: Applicants invited to Marseille

July 7, 2014

EBTICAR-Media : 2014 selected projects

July 15, 2014

EBTICAR-Média 2015: pre-selection of 22 projects

May 5, 2015

Ebticar-Media: the 8 award-winners

June 11, 2015

Define sustainable business models

Both emerging and private traditional media, who find themselves forced to make the transition to digital, have to give thought to the definition of an organisational model that complies with a strategic vision.

For this component of the programme, the projects deemed relevant relate to:

  • The definition of digital strategies to position themselves in the market, identify their target public, strengths and weaknesses
  • The editorial line: having a specific identity
  • Website user-friendliness
  • Workflows: finding a mode of organisation in line with the chosen strategy
  • Innovation: developing applications and tools.

Lastly, the projects supported must propose a business model adapted to their strategy, whether they rely on advertising revenues, grants, subscription services, crowdfunding or a diversification of activities.

An EBTICAR-Media award-winner is the Courrier International readers’ choice

November 28, 2014

Le Desk takes a gamble on investigative journalism in Morocco

June 11, 2018

Encourage the structuring of professional organisations

The projects selected for funding under this component must be used to create mechanisms for trust and dialogue between online media, including:

  • Establishment of online press unions
  • Formation of working groups between journalists' unions and online press stakeholders to discuss ethical or statutory issues
  • Coordination and networking of collective organisations

Online media overview

May 19, 2015

Mideast Tunes launches its online radio station

December 10, 2015

Mashallah News – Solution journalism in the Near East

May 23, 2018

Promote partnerships between emerging and traditional media

The projects selected for funding under this component must be used to create mechanisms for trust and dialogue between online media, including:

  • establishment of online press unions
  • formation of working groups between journalists' unions and online press stakeholders to discuss ethical or statutory issues
  • coordination and networking of collective organisations

EBTICAR-Media is supporting innovative projects run by online information stakeholders in the Arab World

February 9, 2015

Birth of a new pure player in Morocco

November 26, 2015

Clicks for changing the world

December 2, 2015

A Workshop for all Ebticar laureates

February 23, 2016

GEN Summit 2016: three Ebticar projects will be covered in the Southern-hemisphere-media bootcamp

June 7, 2016

Seven-city Photo Marathon to be held on 22 October

October 14, 2016

Silencing the few voices left: Egypt blocks 21 news websites

May 30, 2017

Evaluation of the EBTICAR project

October 17, 2017

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