Qarib

Goals

Promote investigative journalism within communities that covers issues related to daily life
Make the media more independent and help it prevent the spread of disinformation
Turn media outlets into forums for interaction for local initiatives, with the aim of reducing tensions between individuals, communities and public authorities
10 M
60months
4Countries

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Presentation

Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine all currently face similar challenges in terms of social cohesion.

As the media propagates values while giving citizens a sense of identity, it can be a powerful tool to enact social change and ease tensions in the Middle East. The global challenge of eradicating fake news is also significant in this region.

The regional QARIB project is funded by the French Development Agency (AFD) and supports media outlets operating in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine in order to boost social cohesion, promote the integration of communities and women in particular, and encourage public debate.

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Qarib

Project beneficiaries

  • Media outlets and journalists from Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine
  • Civil society organisations and authorities Citizens from all four countries
Project manager
Hamza Dridi

Actions

Strengthen trust in the media and the news

-Identifying and sharing initiatives for verifying information;
-Raising awareness of source verification among young people, and of advocacy among media outlets and authorities.

Support the sustainability of independent media and citizen-friendly journalism

-Consolidating the business models of certain media outlets;
-Supporting local media development stakeholders and incubators.

Feed into the debate on local news and gain a better understanding of public expectations

-Initiating studies and organising feedback meetings between the various stakeholders in the media ecosystem;
-Organizing public debates to promote a dialogue between citizens, the media and authorities.

Encourage the sharing and dissemination of good journalistic practices at regional level

-Sharing of working practices
-Sharing of content

Bring media outlets and their audiences closer together

-Training journalists, agents of change, on how to cover specific topics aimed at improving social cohesion and on innovative formats to make this content appealing;
-Funding proposed thematic content that promotes social cohesion;
-Awarding thematic prizes for the best content produced.

Three Lebanese media outlets to receive support from the Qarib project

January 21, 2021

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🔵 [#QaribMedia] Three Lebanese media outlets to receive support from the Qarib project to produce content covering topics linked to the day-to-day life of Lebanese citizens. 👉 https://t.co/NruVsO0fW3 cc @megaphone_news@bey_today@Raseef22https://t.co/monaX53PoX
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CFImedias

🔵 [#QaribMedia] Le projet a pour objectif de stimuler un journalisme de proximité et d'investigation portant sur des thématiques quotidiennes en #Jordanie, au #Liban, en #Irak et en #Palestine. #ARIJ20 Découvrez le projet soutenu par @AFD_MidEast 👉 https://t.co/mu2y57xKFkhttps://t.co/UH4NAe2VwM
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CFImedias

🔵 [#QaribMedia] Trois médias libanais soutenus par le projet Qarib pour produire des contenus traitant de sujets liés à la vie quotidienne des Libanaises et des Libanais. 👉https://t.co/K5iXTsSwBy cc @megaphone_news@bey_today@Raseef22https://t.co/CsCxUYWG17
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🔵 Launch of the #QaribMedia project during the #ARIJ20 forum to helping media outlets to unite Middle Eastern societies. Discover the project supported by @AFD_MidEast 👉 https://t.co/0wEsl8gqjchttps://t.co/fVo5KDkRxs
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CFImedias

🔵 [#QaribMedia] The project aims to promote investigation journalism within communities that covers issues related to daily life in #Jordan, #Lebanon, #Iraq and #Palestine. #ARIJ20 Discover the project supported by @AFD_MidEast 👉 https://t.co/0wEsl8gqjchttps://t.co/WTdKD2fORg
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🔵 Lancement du projet #QaribMedia lors du forum #ARIJ20 pour accompagner les médias pour favoriser la cohésion sociale au Moyen-Orient. Découvrez le projet soutenu par @AFD_MidEast 👉 https://t.co/mu2y57xKFkhttps://t.co/NHYMlOi8ig
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