2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development
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Wednesday, September 21 • 12:00 - 12:30
New Media Drives New Business Models: EMDP (Egypt)

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EMDP works at the intersection of traditional and new media to help media professionals in Egypt realise the dynamic opportunities presented by an emerging media landscape. EMDP works through interventions in the fields of media production and training and focuses on high-quality hyper-local journalism and outstanding online content curation and creation. It has a track record of building the capacities of nearly 6000 media professionals and dozens of media organisations across the Middle East and North Africa. EMDP also helps non-media entities understand and become a part of the media ecosystem. EMDP works in conjunction with media organisations around the world and plays a unique bridge-building role between global and local media entities and professionals. EMDP is also the publisher of Mantiqti (My Neighborhood), Egypt’s first hyper local print newspaper covering downtown Cairo.

Rapporteur for the session: Elisabetta Plebani, Project Coordinator, Free Press Unlimited


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Tarek Atia

CEO and Founder, EMDP (Egypt Media Development Program)
A journalist and early online innovator in Egypt in the late 1990s, Tarek Atia founded web portals cairolive.com and zahma.com, was assistant editor in chief of Al-Ahram Weekly, and has been published in international outlets including The Washington Post and Neue Zurcher Zeitung... Read More →

Wednesday September 21, 2016 12:00 - 12:30 PDT

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