Dozens of journalists working for international media organisations in Europe, Africa and Asia share their experiences to help young fellow journalists from all over the world to better decipher news information and to develop constructive journalism.
CFI, in partnership with RFI, France 24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya, are launching the “Journalist Tips” website to help train young journalist bloggers or student journalists to boost their knowledge and skills as regards various themes and fields of journalism.
From Bangkok to Beirut via Johannesburg, seasoned international journalists share their know-how on covering the news in a different way and developing constructive journalism. There are 70 entertaining, educational videos available on the website, grouped into 5 themed collections: Journalism & the Environment, Health, Fake News & Fact-Checking, Gender Equality, and Solutions Journalism. They are all available free of charge, in French, English and Arabic.
The videos, each 5 minutes long on average, have been produced for viewing on a mobile phone, to fit with common practice among young journalists as regards use of teaching aids, especially in Africa, the Arab world and South-East Asia.
You’re not born a journalist, you become one. The “Journalist Tips” project offers an invaluable tool that is both entertaining and effective for sharing experiences between seasoned professionals and young fellow journalists or budding journalists. It aims to spread best editorial practices as extensively as possible, as a shared commodity of journalists worldwide. Designed by CFI, in partnership with France Médias Monde, it constitutes an ideal supplement to our work on the ground in Africa, the Arab world and South-East Asia.
Thierry VallatChair and Managing Director of CFI
France Médias Monde’s news outlets are also forums for dialogue and culture. They form bridges between France and the five continents. It is therefore quite natural for RFI, France 24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya journalists to work with our subsidiary, CFI to share their know-how and amplify this ambitious online learning project aimed at young fellow journalists throughout the world.
Marie-Christine SaragosseChairwoman and CEO of France Médias Monde
CFI, the French media development agency.
Our role is to promote the development of the media in countries of the South, in particular in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Mediterranean and the Levant. At the heart of our work are the young people of African and Mediterranean countries, digital technology and the new channels of communication it offers and, last but not least, gender equality. We are committed to working together with media organisations to promote dialogue between local authorities and citizens in order to increase mutual understanding. CFI has 3 main programmes and 30 projects currently ongoing, aimed at strengthening the media in order to improve news diversity and quality. cfi.fr
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France Médias Monde, the group in charge of French international broadcasting services, comprises the 24-hour TV news channel France 24 (in French, English, Arabic and Spanish); the international radio station RFI (in French and sixteen other languages), and the Arabic-language radio station Monte Carlo Doualiya. The three media organisations broadcast to the world in 19 languages. The group’s journalists and its network of correspondents offer viewers, listeners and internet users comprehensive coverage of world events, with a focus on cultural diversity and contrasting viewpoints via news bulletins, reports, magazine shows and debates. Its workforce is made up of 66 different nationalities. francemediasmonde.com
A CFI project in partnership with France Médias Monde