YMER+
YMER+

Goals

To facilitate access to reliable humanitarian information in Yemen by constructing a network of journalists, media and NGOs who will report objectively on the conflict and protect themselves from the threats against them.
730 K
24months
150Trained professionnals

A project

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Presentation

In the grip of armed conflict since March 2015, Yemen is now facing a serious humanitarian crisis: two thirds of the population are in need of aid, half of whom are in a state of extreme emergency, suffering from famine and cholera.

The extremely unstable security situation is restricting the ability of NGOs to reach the worst affected people, and is also forcing those Yemenis most in need of help to isolate themselves more, thereby cutting themselves off from information about the available humanitarian aid.

The lack of information is exacerbated by the fact that Yemeni media organisations as a whole face major challenges when trying to perform their duty to inform the public: with the constant threat of laws curbing press freedom hanging over journalists, practising journalism in Yemen often means having to hide to communicate information or going into exile. In addition, there are difficulties for journalists to deal with humanitarian issues in a journalistic manner.

In view of the urgency of the situation, and conscious of the fact that Yemeni journalists have a part to play in supporting the humanitarian effort, CFI is committed to implementing a project aimed at improving the circulation of humanitarian information intended for the affected populations.

Through initiatives aimed at forging links with NGOs operating on the ground and the provision of training to journalists on the journalistic handling of humanitarian information and production support, the YMER project, supported by the European Union, strengthens the role of Yemeni journalism as a key component in the communication and sharing of useful information between NGOs and their beneficiaries, thereby increasing the effectiveness of international aid to ensure it has a real impact. It also contributes to the freedom of informing Yemeni populations about the humanitarian situation in the country.

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Project beneficiaries

  • Around 15 Yemeni journalist trainers
  • Around 150 Yemeni journalists, from various regions and representing different types of media, who will benefit from training activities and production support.
Project manager
Sarah Filali

Actions

Creation and strengthening of a network linking Yemeni journalists and NGOs

- Implementation of a collaborative group open only to Yemeni journalists and NGOs, through which warnings on the humanitarian situation are regularly exchanged.

- Recruitment of coordinators tasked with leading the network on the ground, from the north to the south of the country.

- International seminar linking journalists and NGO representatives to raise awareness in the Yemeni media to distribute information linked to the daily concerns of the populations.

Call for applications for Yemeni journalists

September 28, 2017

Twenty-five Yemeni journalists meet to reflect on reporting humanitarian issues

November 30, 2017

EU, CFI launch YMER+ project to support humanitarian journalism in Yemen

September 26, 2019

Ten Yemeni journalists celebrate World Press Freedom Day

May 11, 2020

Organisation of training courses aiming to strengthen the ability of Yemeni journalists to use the tools and techniques needed to produce information for humanitarian purposes.

- Organisation of training sessions for trainers in Jordan: collection and production of humanitarian information, design of educational tools for journalists.

- Organisation of training courses and coaching sessions in different regions in the country, in the presence of Yemeni NGOs that are partners of the project.

Humanitarian journalism in Yemen

March 1, 2019

A code of conduct for Yemeni journalists

December 4, 2019

COVID-19 protective kits handed out to 280 Yemeni journalists

December 8, 2020

Production and sharing of humanitarian information intended for the people of Yemen

- Sharing of various humanitarian content linked to the situation in the country on the dedicated Sawtinsan platform.

- Provision of financial support to Yemeni journalists for production.

A blog and a Facebook page for providing humanitarian information in Yemen

June 5, 2019

Conflict-sensitive media in Yemen, to cover humanitarian issues and promote peace

November 22, 2019

Female journalist in Yemen: a challenge to overcome

March 4, 2020

“The war stole my dreams”

March 6, 2020

“Awareness saga“ embodied by the youth of Yemen to prevent Corona infections

June 10, 2020

World Humanitarian Day: Conference in Yemen on 19 August 2020

August 20, 2020

A webinar on COVID-19 media coverage in Yemen

December 11, 2020

Organisation of media coverage of peace negotiations in Yemen

- Preparatory meetings ahead of negotiations.

- Implementation of an editing room comprising Yemeni journalists

12 independent Yemeni journalists covering the peace talks in Stockholm

December 7, 2018

EU, CFI launch YMER+ project to support humanitarian journalism in Yemen

September 26, 2019

YMER+ Results 2019

March 23, 2020

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Caroline de Malet

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David Hivet

RT @CFImedias: 🔵 [#YmerMedia] Focus on Sawtinsaan platform, which aims to disseminate reliable and useful humanitarian information for Yeme…
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David Hivet

RT @CFImedias: 🔵[#YmerMedia] The Ymer+ project contributes to free humanitarian reporting in #Yemen. 👉https://t.co/EEsp8OkkHj@EUinYemen @O…
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Tasleem Mulhall

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Noor Surib

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Ahmed Baider

🔵[#YmerMedia] Sawtinsaan platform aims to disseminate reliable and useful humanitarian information for Yemenis as w… https://t.co/07DqpkTiAO
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CFImedias

RT @CFImedias: 🔵[#YmerMedia] Le projet Ymer+ contribue à la liberté d’informer la population sur la situation humanitaire au #Yémen. 👉 http…
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David Hivet

RT @CFImedias: 🔵[#YmerMedia] The Ymer+ project contributes to free humanitarian reporting in #Yemen. 👉https://t.co/EEsp8OkkHj@EUinYemen @O…
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Mohammed Esmail

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CFImedias

RT @CFImedias: 🔵[#YmerMedia] Dans le cadre du projet YMER+, un webinaire sur la couverture médiatique du #Covid19 au #Yémen, aura lieu ce j…
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CFImedias

RT @CFImedias: 🔵 [#YmerMedia] Dans le cadre du projet YMER+, 280 kits de protection #Covid-19 ont été distribués aux journalistes du résea…
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David Hivet

🔵 [#YmerMedia] Dans le cadre du projet YMER+, 280 kits de protection #Covid-19 ont été distribués aux journalistes… https://t.co/XMVq89AP2M
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CFImedias

RT @MohamedAlhakimi: موقع @holmakhdar والوكالة الفرنسية للتنمية الإعلامية @CFImedias يوقعان مذكرة تفاهم في مجال نشر المعلومات الإنسانية الم…
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عبدالله عبدالحليم

RT @CFImedias: 12 journalistes yéménites indépendants couvrent les pourparlers de paix à #Stockholm 👉 https://t.co/ZZPE68Rekg#YmerMedia
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Eric Valmir

RT @CFImedias: Discover the steps of #YmerMedia project, during the conference related to cooperation between journalists and NGOs in #Yeme…
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David Hivet

RT @CFImedias: 🔵 [#YmerMedia] Focus sur la plate-forme Sawtinsaan, visant à diffuser des informations humanitaires fiables et utiles pour l…
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David Hivet

RT @CFImedias: 🔵 [#YmerMedia / #RealLifeHeroes] Aya Khaled Aqlan, journaliste yéménite de 24 ans et présentatrice d'émissions de télévision…
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David Hivet

RT @CFImedias: 🔵[#YmerMedia] The Ymer+ project contributes to free humanitarian reporting in #Yemen. 👉https://t.co/EEsp8OkkHj@EUinYemen @O…
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Ahmad Algohbary

RT @CFImedias: 🔵[#YmerMedia] The Ymer+ project contributes to free humanitarian reporting in #Yemen. 👉https://t.co/EEsp8OkkHj@EUinYemen @O…
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Noor Surib

RT @CFImedias: 🔵[#YmerMedia] Sawtinsaan platform aims to disseminate reliable and useful humanitarian information for Yemenis as well as to…
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David Hivet

🔵[#YmerMedia] Sawtinsaan platform aims to disseminate reliable and useful humanitarian information for Yemenis as w… https://t.co/07DqpkTiAO
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CFImedias

RT @CFImedias: 🔵[#YmerMedia] The Ymer+ project contributes to free humanitarian reporting in #Yemen. 👉https://t.co/EEsp8OkkHj@EUinYemen @O…
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David Hivet

RT @CFImedias: 🔵[#YmerMedia] The Ymer+ project contributes to free humanitarian reporting in #Yemen. 👉https://t.co/EEsp8OkkHj@EUinYemen @O…
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Mohammed Esmail

🔵[#YmerMedia] Le projet Ymer+ contribue à la liberté d’informer la population sur la situation humanitaire au… https://t.co/AX6xYyrI02
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CFImedias

RT @CFImedias: 🔵[#YmerMedia] Dans le cadre du projet YMER+, un webinaire sur la couverture médiatique du #Covid19 au #Yémen, aura lieu ce j…
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Yacouba Hassane 🇳🇪

RT @CFImedias: 🔵 [#YmerMedia] Dans le cadre du projet YMER+, 280 kits de protection #Covid-19 ont été distribués aux journalistes du résea…
Twitter profile

Mohammed Esmail

RT @CFImedias: 🔵 [#YmerMedia] Dans le cadre du projet YMER+, 280 kits de protection #Covid-19 ont été distribués aux journalistes du résea…
Twitter profile

David Hivet

RT @MohamedAlhakimi: موقع @holmakhdar والوكالة الفرنسية للتنمية الإعلامية @CFImedias يوقعان مذكرة تفاهم في مجال نشر المعلومات الإنسانية الم…
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Ahmed Baider

موقع @holmakhdar والوكالة الفرنسية للتنمية الإعلامية @CFImedias يوقعان مذكرة تفاهم في مجال نشر المعلومات الإنسانية… https://t.co/K21z87Ld7A
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Mohammed Alhakimi

موقع حلم أخضر والوكالة الفرنسية للتنمية الإعلامية @CFImedias يوقعان مذكرة تفاهم، في مجال نشر المعلومات الإنسانية ال… https://t.co/Ao7CfBbSEU
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حلم أخضر Holm Akhdar

RT @CFImedias: 🔵 [#YmerMedia / #RealLifeHeroes] Aya Khaled Aqlan, a 24-year-old Yemeni journalist and TV and radio presenter, recounts how…
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Caroline de Malet

RT @CFImedias: Discover the steps of #YmerMedia project, during the conference related to cooperation between journalists and NGOs in #Yeme…
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David Hivet

RT @CFImedias: 🔵 [#YmerMedia] Focus on Sawtinsaan platform, which aims to disseminate reliable and useful humanitarian information for Yeme…
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David Hivet