'cafebabel.com' is a citizen media site which aims to empower European citizens. Young journalists - both amateur and professional - have the opportunity to gain genuine journalistic experience reporting 'on the ground'.
With the Euromed project, we want to create a bridge between generations of young Tunisians, Moroccans and Europeans. Traditional media often transmit nothing but stereotypes. But what is the reality on the ground after the Arab Spring? How do youngsters of these Arabic countries really live? How different are they from us?
In 2014 Cafébabel is giving a young group of reporters the opportunity to investigate the nature of civil society in Tunisia and Morocco.
What do we expect from you ?
The ability to deal with civil society starting from the small stories, attention to details, the ability to get in touch with locals, to be original and to break free from clichés.
In other words: the ability to produce an eye opening reportage for a European audience.
All this in no more than 6000 characters
We want you to pitch 2 topics that match 2 of the 4 main sections of our webmagazine: Culture, Lifestyle, Society or Politics. Each pitch should be no more than 1000 characters, or 2000 characters together. The pitches should reach us no later than 21 January. Please attach a CV.
Euromed in figures
We will publish 8 feature reports and 2 photo reports, drawn from 2 cities, Tunisi and Casablanca. We will bring together 5 young European journalists of different nationalities for 5 days. A team of local collaborators will welcome the team and help the journalists to develop their articles and find their feet in the cities. The project will be launched in Tunis, 11 to 16 Febraury.
Want to participate ?
Applicants have to be under 35. Only residents of countries eligible for the programme will get their travel expenses reimbursed. It is not a matter of nationality but residence: participants can only come from and travel from a country that has chosen to participate in this European programme. The countries participating in the programme are: the 28 member states of the European Union
For Tunisia :
Nationals from the following countries do not need a visa. They just need to be in possession of a valid passport.
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Morocco, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (for nationals holding ordinary passports), Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey.
Nationals from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania and Cyprus need a visa.
Accommodation is organised and paid for by Cafébabel.
Travel costs are reimbursed up to 440 €
Living and local transport costs are reimbursed (receipts required) up to 150 € for the duration of the trip.
Publishing your article
Once you get back home, you have one week to send us your articles. Then our editors will edit the articles and they will be translated into all six official languages of the magazine on cafebabel.com, thanks to our wonderful, hardworking teams of volunteer translators. All texts need to be a maximum of 6,000 characters which includes spaces, whilst the photo galleries should contain between 12 and 20 images.
Only serious candidates interested in writing and producing an original, fresh and well-researched article for cafebabel.com need apply with your ideas and thoughts.
Send your CV and your two pitches to the following addresses:
We look forward to hearing from you!