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Babelmed and Fondation René Seydoux will bring together 10 information specialists in Cairo, on the 5th & 6th December to launch a common editorial project.
Tahqiq Sahafi: Cultural Journalism and investigations in the Mediterranean | babelmed
The main aim is to produce and publish, through 5 media partners, journalistic material dealing with a crucial theme: youth in the Mediterranean . The investigations will take place in 11 countries: Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Malta and France.



Tahqiq Sahafi: Cultural Journalism and investigations in the Mediterranean | babelmedthe mediterranean cultures magazine (Italy-France)


Tahqiq Sahafi: Cultural Journalism and investigations in the Mediterranean | babelmedpress agency Ramattan (Palestine)


Tahqiq Sahafi: Cultural Journalism and investigations in the Mediterranean | babelmeddaily news L’Orient le jour (Lebanon)


Tahqiq Sahafi: Cultural Journalism and investigations in the Mediterranean | babelmedmagazine Le journal Hebdomadaire (Morocco)



Tahqiq Sahafi: Cultural Journalism and investigations in the Mediterranean | babelmedwebsite Bianet (Turkey)




A press conference will take place to present this initiative, on 6th of December, from 6.00 to 7.00 pm ( Shepheard Hotel, corniche El Nil – Garden City, Cairo).

The project is supported by the Fondation Anna Lindh (Alexandria), the Fondation René Seydoux  (Paris) and the Association Babelmed (Rome), “ Tahqiq Sahafi ” is an original experience of independent journalism. It’s an antidote to struggle against reciprocal misunderstandings and ignorance at a time when globalisation tends to excessively simplify our realities.

Mediterranean Youth: fieldwork

What does being young in the Mediterranean signify at the threshold of the 21st century? What relation does one have to the other, to the future? Which are the aspirations that nourish young Mediterranean people? What type of life do they lead according to where they live, the Southern or the Northern Shore of the Mediterranean?


4 themes will help us deal with these issues

«Portrait of a Generation»

These investigations will enable to trace, from a comparative perspective, the portrait of young people of 20 to 30 years old in Europe and in the Mediterranean. The idea is to better understand their ways of life, their aspirations, and their visions of the future.

«Young people facing their future. Immigration: a new «war»?

This investigation will deal with the diverse realities of migration in the Mediterranean, to put the phenomenon of illegal immigration into perspective. We will also deal with the feminization of immigration (both legal and illegal). European immigration policies and also the policies of different States will be analysed.

«Young people facing their future. Being 20 years old in the rubble»
This theme will bring the occasion to approach the youth of three countries: Algeria, Lebanon and Palestine – who have recently experienced war or violent conflict situations. What are their experiences, their perceptions of the reasons behind war and the issues of peace? How to they apprehend the notions of reconstruction, memory and reconciliation ?

«Cultural diversity in urban space»

This series of investigations aims to guarantee a greater visibility, circulation and promotion of cultural production and artistic creativity resulting from migration. The content will draw a slightly different picture of cultural realities among migrant populations in different European and Mediterranean cities. The idea is to highlight their cultural richness.


Altogether , 12 young journalists whose work will be guided by “senior journalists” will produce 86 articles . The dissemination of this content will be exponential, as they will be published in four languages (English, French, Arabic, Turkish) and in a large number of European and Mediterranean countries. The first series of investigations will be published as from February 2010. The latter will be put online quite regularly on Babelmed.net and on the websites of the other media partners of the project.

November 2009



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