CFI supports media in preparing and covering major political, social and economic events. By way of example, during elections, CFI is able to provide training to people in the media so as to ensure unbiased and neutral information to electors. Allowing people to understand the manifestos of candidates appears to be a very complex operation in some countries. CFI offers the keys to allow journalists to prepare interviews, organise debates an cover election evenings.
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CFI and the Institut français are launching a call for applications for SafirLab 2013, the aim of which is to support young people involved in the new social dynamics in Deauville partnership countries (Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan and Yemen).
At a function in Rangoon attended by the French Development Minister, Pascal Canfin, CFI Managing Director Etienne Fiatte March 21, 2013, inked a partnership with media firm Forever, to support its project to create the first end-to-end production of a newscast in the country.
Since Spring 2011, CFI has been actively supporting the Tunisian media in their transformation programme.
Project launched in July 2012, SafirLab aims to reinforce the skills of key young agents within the new political and social dynamics of the Arab world.
In the wake of the recent political upheavals in the Maldives, leading to a change of direction at the national state TV channel (MBC), the AIBD asked CFI to conduct an organisational audit there.
On 11 July 2012, Etienne Fiatte, Managing Director of CFI signed a partnership agreement with Xavier Darcos, President of the Institut Français, the French operator in favour of cultural initiatives abroad, to jointly organise and fund the SafirLab project, aiming to strengthen the skills of key young players in the new political and social drive in the Arab world.
"E-politics: after the revolutions, the elections" / 4M conference, Montpellier - Thursday 21 and Friday 22 June 2012
CFI and its partners are organising the second edition of 4M with participation of over 150 media professionals from France and other countries ringing the Mediterranean (including Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon and Libya) and elsewhere in the world.
A year on from the outbreak of war in Libya, CFI is organising a conference on the transition from war journalism to journalism in peacetime, in partnership with the Benghazi Media Center and press agency Aroos Al Bahr.
Ali, San, Awat, Tavga, Hakar and Heshu are the six Iraqi directors who in 2011 embarked on the DoKu adventure, initiated by the association Alterdoc and supported by CFI. CFI invited them to Paris from 30 January to 6 February 2012, so they could showcase their films.
On 12 January, two years will have passed since the terrible earthquake which hit Haiti, with a death toll of 250,000.