Key figures 2015
the South trained
Principal projects carried out in 2015
In 2015, some 30 projects were run, for the benefit of professionals in around 20 countries,
while several regional projects extended the reach of French cooperation to some 35 countries in total.
Journalists and the media are vital links in the democratic chain, and not only at election times. They enable citizens to keep up with day-to-day news, but they also inculcate democratic principles and educate people […]
The war in Syria has led to the emergence of a large number of “free” Syrian media sources, who strive each day to provide news to populations hit by the conflict. Ranging from radio stations […]
Held in Paris in December 2015, COP21 ended with a highly significant international climate agreement on the prevention of global warming. For the environmental challenges to be met on the best possible terms, the agreement […]
Burma’s media landscape is transforming at a rapid pace. A few years ago, journalism was non-existent – now the country has a pluralist media environment. CFI has been assisting with the foundation and development of […]
In the wake of the Arab world’s protest movements, the hoped-for transition to democracy has gradually given way to crisis situations and opposition to post-election régimes. In the most fragile regions, such as Iraq, Libya […]
In Mali, women represent 51% of the total population and 58% of the electorate. They ought therefore to carry a lot of political weight. However, insufficient notice is still taken of women’s concerns, both at […]
Launched in 2014, Radio Dialogue aims to contribute to forging national cohesion and inter-community reconciliation in Ivory Coast through the medium of local radio. The project works on management and programme-making with the goal of […]
The Tunisian revolution marked a turning point for the country’s media, which now enjoy an unparalleled degree of freedom. The traditional media are now flanked by a number of media initiatives that have emerged from […]
As the use grows of mobile phones and to a lesser extent the internet, the African media needs to keep one step ahead as consumers shift towards digital technology. However, it still suffers from a […]
African TV series are among the genres viewers most want to watch. They offer substantial commercial and structural potential to broadcasters. However, the lack of state support for local production, the scarcity of technical and […]
At the end of the Plan Images Afrique run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development from 2003-2009, substantial local demand was identified for professional training for trainers, teachers and educational personnel. This […]
The digital revolution is transforming how the media operate. Journalism education needs to adapt to prepare its students for the new state of play. This was the essence of the Shabab Up! Colleges project, which […]
Like dailies all over the world, Arabic-language newspapers are confronted by eroding sales. Everywhere from Tunis and Cairo to Beirut, news now travels primarily on the web, via social media in particular. In 2015, five […]
Since 2015, the countries of sub-Saharan Africa have been engaged in the process of switching over to Digital Terrestrial Television. DTT is set to transform their radio and television landscapes, as new channels appear and […]
2015 was an especially busy year for all the projects supported by Ebticar Media, an aid and development programme for online news. In addition to the eleven projects selected at Marseille in 2014, eight new […]
Map of activities in 2015
CFI acts exclusively in developing or emerging nations.
Click on a country to display the projects carried out by CFI in 2015.