Media and education
Africa only produces a small amount of programmes for young people and local production of animations and cartoons is in its infancy. CFI, therefore, has a dual role to play in this regard as a producer/distributor, by supporting creations and offering media animated programmes for young people with series such as Moko, Children of the World or The World of Pahé ; and also that of a media cooperative agency by sending experts to television channels so as to assist in structuring this platform for young people’s production.
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CFI is organising a second Maarifa Lab, "Science, TV and new media", from 17 to 21 February 2013 at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt).
CFI is launching a call for projects for the second MaarifaLab, entitled "Sciences, TV and new media", to be held in 2013 in Egypt.
In partnership with the Valence Communauté d’Agglomération, CFI is organising a workshop from 15 to 25 October 2012 on the theme of "Animation serving education", for ten producers and directors from North Africa and the Middle East.
«Digital change and television: new educational challenges» Conference Maarifa - Rabat, 9th and 10th May, 2012
CFI, in partnership with France Television and the Ministry of National Education from the Kingdom of Morocco, is organising a conference for the 9th and 10th May, 2012, on the theme: «Digital change and television: new educational challenges» .
A year after Maarifa was launched, how much headway have the selected projects made? Here’s a progress report on the production of the educational programmes Chaabab Café , by Palestinian TV channel Wattan TV, and Al Oulamaou Assighar (Little geniuses ), by Jordanian TV channel JRTV.
In 2011 CFI is continuing its assignments working with the Palestinian media, Palestinian state television (PBC) and the commercial TV channel Wattan, in collaboration with the French Consulate in Jerusalem.
Mustafa Riyad Momani, Producer and Project Manager, and Rawan Mahmoud Al Qtaishat, Project Coordinator at JRTV - Madrassati Project - and Muamar Orabi Nakhla, Director and Ola Abugharbiyeh, Project Manager at Wattan TV - Chabaab Project .
These three selected projects were officially introduced to the press on 5 July 2010 in Marseille.
An innovative educational project - On 6 April 2010, under the aegis of the Cultural Council of the Union for the Mediterranean, France Télévisions and its educational initiatives department, its subsidiary Canal France International (CFI) and the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) launched the project called MAARIFA, which means “knowledge” in Arabic.
Michel Kenmoe, in charge of the Communication & Information programme at the UNESCO office, Libreville (Gabon), and supervisor of the project, gave us this account.