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Launch of the first feminist media platform covering the Mediterranean region: “medfeminiswiya.net”

Wednesday 7 July 2021, by siawi3

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Source: MEDfeminiswiya

Press Release:
Launch of the first feminist media platform covering the Mediterranean region:
“medfeminiswiya.net”

July 1st 2021

What is “MEDfeminiswiya”?
MEDfeminiswiya is a feminist and trilingual digital media platform (French, English and Arabic) conceived by a team of over twenty women journalists from across the Mediterranean region (currently including France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Montenegro, Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and counting). The co-editors-in-chief of the online platform are a French journalist, based in Rome, and a Lebanese journalist, based in Beirut. Most articles on the platform are translated into French, English, and Arabic by a team of professional translators, reflecting a unique configuration for a newly created media platform. Translating allows our content to travel between communities and can therefore help to make women’s voices resonate in more than one country and reach diverse audiences through a mix of articles covering, in at least two languages, current events, the struggles for women’s rights, field reports and interviews, in addition to in-depth pieces examining common themes across different geographical settings.

Why this name, MEDfeminiswiya?
Our name is complex because our lives are complex. But here’s what it means: MED refers to the Mediterranean and Media, and “Feminiswiya” is feminist and niswiya (which means feminist in Arabic) combined in one word.

How did our project start?
Our project was born out of our recognition of the often distorted and weak representation of women’s diverse voices and concerns in most Mediterranean countries and of the challenges of finding accurate information about their current situations. Hence, the first network of Mediterranean women journalists was founded, and after several months of long discussions and meetings, an eponymous association based in Lyon, France, was finally created in 2021 and our online media platform www.medfeminiswiya.net was published and will be officialy launched the September 1st .

For more information, please contact:

Samia Allalou : Project manager and co-president
Number: 0033618486816
Mail: samia.allalou medfeminiswiya.net

MEDfeminiswiya in the media:
Babelmed:
https://www.babelmed.net/article/73006-naissance-de-medfeminisswiya-reseau-mediterraneen-pour-linformation-feministe
La Presse:
https://lapresse.tn/18773/medias-feminisme-nous-serons-la-voix-des-sans-voix/
Social media links:
Instagram :@medfeminiswiya
Twitter:@medfeminiswiya
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MedFeminiswiya