Alternative Media Viability in times of Political Change

Maharat Foundation and Deutsche Welle Akademie organized a two day workshop entitled “Alternative Media Viability in times of Political Change”. The first day included a panel discussion among alternative media platforms from Lebanon, Iraq, and Algeria and an opportunity for networking, sharing experiences and lessons learned; after the protests in Lebanon, Iraq, and Algeria formed an opportunity for emerging media initiatives to build a broader audience, particularly among youths. These platforms were characterized by innovative content and format, and a high ceiling of freedom of expression. The discussion focused on the opportunity of these media initiatives to expand and fulfill their independent media project.

The second day included three sessions: how to fight fake news?, how to used innovative tools to present a quality content, and the use of Instagram in news and presenting Megaphone experience.