This project aims at creating a virtual media hub (www.openmediahub.com) spanning the two regions, in order to contribute to the development of independent media and to a more accurate presentation of EU policies.
Countries covered: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine Russia,(East); Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia (South)
The main objectives of the programme are:
OPEN Media Hub will provide skills to journalists and media managers through the fostering of professional networks, the provision of practical workshops, of exchange and support to audio-visual and online production.
It is implemented by a consortium led by Thomson Foundation. The Consortium includes Action Global, European Journalism Centre, Free Press Unlimited, France Médias Monde, Ipsos Mori and Particip
“Running a media is not only writing articles. Sustainability is more of a challenge than quality. And the more the media is economically successful, the freer we are as journalists.” Veselin Vačkov, director of Czech daily newspaper Lidové novena and Media Hub trainer