Shabab Up! Radio
Shabab Up! Radio


To develop, in radio stations, local news and the production of interactive programmes presented by young professionals for listeners aged between 15 and 25
7Participating stations

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Starved of information that was not controlled by the authorities and long deprived of freedom of expression, in the wake of the Arab Spring young people are finding their voices through the media. Interacting online and through social networks, young people are also taking an interest in traditional radio. Educated, committed and determined, they nonetheless find it difficult to report on and grasp issues of democracy.

In this context, the Shabab Up! Radio project is supporting the professional development of radio stations, a medium which is recognised as an effective means of reaching the masses and relaying messages from civil society.

The project aims to promote the participation of young people in radio programmes, supporting them in the development of interactive content for the 15-25 age bracket.

The Shabab Up project also includes a component for journalism schools.

“The Shabab Up! project has put us on the path to journalism and helped us better understand our listeners. We have learned a lot from the various training initiatives, enabling us to double our audience in one year.”
Hamed Soyah, CEO and founder of IFM Tunis

Project beneficiaries

7 radios : Jil FM (Alger), Hit Radio (Rabat), Radio plus (Agadir), Sawt el Manajem (Gafsa), Nefzawa (Kebili), Jawhara (Sousse), IFM (Tunis).

Project manager
Sylvie Orio

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Shabab up! Radio


Shabab up Radios: Analysis of the radio situation in the region

Three studies on the radio sector in the region have been completed in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

These in-depth reports are shared with beneficiaries at a seminar held in Tunis.

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