The EU co-funded project D-Jil: A digital revolution in the Arab world
July 17, 2018
To launch Algeria’s first online participatory women’s magazine or to create a satirical media outlet in Morocco: such is the aim of just two of the 30 laureates pre-selected as part of the D-Jil programme from a total of 250 digital projects received.
Sixteen of them were invited to Casablanca for a first hackathon session held at Uzine from 6 to 8 July 2018 and 13 other pre-selected project teams will meet at a second session to be held in Beirut from 13 to 15 July 2018. The event served as a full-scale test of the viability of the projects. The teams, made up of journalists, web developers, graphic designers and designers, were pitched against each other in a friendly competition to produce and build on the best presentation of their project.
At the end of the two hackathons, a panel of experts and young people drawn from the Mediterranean region – the primary target audience of the presented projects – will select the 10 projects to be awarded grants ranging from €60,000 to €80,000 to aid their development.