CFI has been supporting the development of top-quality independent online news outlets all over the world by means of its 4M programme.
From 17 to 19 October 2014, CFI will be holding a 4M forum in Beirut in order to discuss the development of online media during the current period of dramatic upheaval in the Arab World.
Professionals, journalists, bloggers, media entrepreneurs, start-up creators and citizen journalists alike will be sharing their various experiences and know-how and describing their latest initiatives.
Online media and journalism in the Arab World: impact on society, innovative practices and new economies
At a time when life in the Arab World is becoming more turbulent than ever, the 4M forum in Beirut from 17 to 19 October will analyse the role and place of online media in this extremely complex and highly charged context: how are online media changing the very foundations of news production and broadcasting in the Arab World? What impact are they having on the public debate?
At the forum, more than 150 stakeholders from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia will therefore have the opportunity to discuss the practices, new tools, ideas and innovations that they are implementing as part of their everyday activities and to describe the radical changes that are occurring in the region, in particular the increasing power of citizen journalists.