Congratulations to FLEN, the winner of the MLT2021 edition! The team wins 10 000 € !
Flen is a search engine providing broad and detailed access to financial data on companies and public corporations in Tunisia. This easy to use tool provides clear and quick reliable economic information! And let the adventure continue…
The second prize of 4 000 € was awarded to BLUE TN, an online media specializing in environmental issues, Blue TN aims to promote Tunisian and international initiatives around the protection of biodiversity and to inform the public on possible solutions for sustainable development and reasoned: circular and blue economy, eco-tourism, eco-design, sustainable agriculture.
The third prize of €3,000 was awarded to AST’LAB, a studio lab for new media content. This solution is aimed at journalists and audiovisual professionals wishing to acquire new skills related to the mastery of new technologies and innovative content.
And finally the special prize “Science Journalism” of 3 000 € was awarded to ECONO.BRIEF, Service of diffusion of the economic news via e-mail and podcast. Econo.Brief makes the choice of a selected, short and quality information, delivered at fixed time daily.
Ahlem, Raouia, Sahar and Yasmine, 4 women entrepreneurs, adventurers, and hard workers, who participated in MEDIA LOVES TECH, explained to us during a Live Talk how the program helped them to progress.
TAHAQAQ, winners of the Young Talent Award of MEDIA LOVES TECH, made a partnership with PNUDMaroc as part of the Healthy Internet Project carried by PNUD and TED. Congratulations Tahaqaq for this great, big and beautiful step!
On the evening of the 2020 awards ceremony last December, MEDIA LOVES TECH left Tahaqaq with a commitment: strengthen the promising capacities of the Moroccan fact-checking team. Ten meetings and thirty hours of exchanges with a dozen of international specialists! It is now done! During the month of March, the winners of the Young Talent Award will have benefited from MEDIA LOVES TECH’s network of experts, in order to take them to the next level.
In consultation with the young entrepreneurs of Tahaqaq, MEDIA LOVES TECH has designed a series of taylor-made events to meet specific needs: capacity building, social media, business development and management… After a year of activity on Facebook and Instagram – and a five-digit number of followers -, The best moment to take time to reflect and imagine the future. Over two meetings, Mohamed Ezzouak, founder of the Moroccan news portal Yabiladi, provided valuable insight into the characteristics of the local market. With the help of Chekib Abdallah and Martin Vogl, trainers for the DW Akademie, he helped the team to (re)define its objectives and to draw up possible development paths. “It is very pleasant to accompany a high-potential project in its scaling phase,” says Mohamed Ezzouak, “especially as the Tahaqaq team is a studious and committed team”.
Tahaqaq then met up with business coach Amina Ellouze, who had already supported the 12 teams in the #MLT2020 program. The meeting with this specialist in organisational change made sense at a time when Tahaqaq’s effectives are expanding.
Strengthening the core business
Knowing where you are going and how you want to work is one thing, but improving your know-how is another. So, Tahaqaq has also learned the way to get the best out of social media. How? By learning about storytelling and learning how to analyse the information generated by the traffic on his networks. Two topics have been explored with Yasmina El Gannabi, Audience Development Manager at DW.
And of course, several training sessions dealt with the heart of Tahaqaq’s business: the fact-checking. With Rachel Baig and Joscha Weber, DW’s fact-checking team, Tahaqaq was able to learn about the working methods of a professional team. With Egyptian journalist Mohamed Kassab (Matsda2sh), the Moroccan team reviewed current fact-checking tools. Finally, they were also able to follow a training session on the theme of source verification led by Malek Khadhraoui (Al Khatt) and completed by a webinar with the investigative journalist Ahmed Al-Shami (BBC Arabia).
The richness of an international network
For the fact-checker Yasmine Laabi, the intense cycle of reinforcement “met all of Tahaqaq’s expectations and needs”. Yasmine was able to fully appreciate “the great contribution of professionals in the field” and to taste the richness of the MEDIA LOVES TECH ecosystem: a network of committed and devoted experts, always with pedagogy and in a good mood!
Media Loves Tech goes Ramadan! And you, what do you do before the break of the fast? To celebrate Ramadan, MEDIA LOVES TECH is offering a series of live talks on its Facebook page!
Every Thursday at the end of the day, we chat with our experts. While waiting for the fast to be broken, we discuss current events, entrepreneurship, media and tech. Chill… but useful, before the launch of the 4th edition of the MEDIA LOVES TECH program at the end of May!
Congratulations to “Ineffable Art & Culture”, the winner of the #MLT2020 edition! The team wins 10 000 €!
Ineffable aims to reduce inequalities of access to art and culture in Algeria by developing accessible and inclusive solutions based on new technologies. The jury sees a strong potential for immersive journalism! The adventure continues…