• Speed up the development of your media projects

    CFI mentors stakeholders in the media sector (TV, radio, written press, online media), whether public or private, to strengthen the modernisation and democratisation processes that France wishes to support in developing countries.

    Within the context of the projects it supports, CFI regularly issues calls for applications with a view to mentoring project leaders in the various phases of development, ranging from funding to skills-building.

Latest calls



28 September 2017

Are you a Yemeni journalist living and working in Yemen? Are you acutely aware of the humanitarian issues facing your country? We would like to know more about you....

Amman (Jordan)

Humanitarian information in Yemen

Close: 10 October 2017 - 17:00 UT


12 July 2017

Are you a journalist specialising in cultural and religious diversity in the Middle East? If so, SKEyes and CFI are launching a call for applications for the Naseej competition...

Arab world

Cultural and religious diversity in the Middle East

Close: 15 September 2017 - 13:00 UT


06 February 2017

Do you have an idea for a great data journalism project that could impact on local communities or tackle topics related to people’s rights and freedom in ASEAN countries? Are you a media organization eager to learn about data journalism, visualizations and how to future-proof (sustainability) your work? This three weeks programme will help you realize a data-driven project from start to finish and learn new skills along the way....

ASEAN countries

Training programme to support empowering data journalism projects

Close: 22 March 2017 - 12:00 UT


23 December 2016

You wish to acquire or strengthen your skills in digital media and related new professional practices? You would like to learn about data journalism, multimedia production and how to use new technical tools to get useful and reliable data? Follow a 5 days training module to boost your digital journalism skills....

Arab world

Journalists’ training

Close: 22 January 2017 - 19:00 UT


23 December 2016

You wish to strengthen your skills in digital media and related new professional practices? Are you looking into deploying a better outreach to local or Arabic-speaking audiences? Follow Masterclassesconducted by top level experts to boost your digital strategy....

Arab world

Media leader and managers’ training

Close: 22 January 2017 - 19:00 UT


17 May 2016

Year after year, SafirLab offers assistance for about 20 project initiators (aged between 20 and 30 years) from the MENA region, committed to the issues of civil society and the media. This program provides them with a tools kit (training sessions on project management, pitching workshops, personalized mentoring, as well as professional meetings) aiming at developing and strengthening their initiatives in the long term.
Education, women’s rights, health, new media... The projects of the participants in SafirLab are distinguished by their ability to bring social changes to communities....

Arab world

Project support

Close: 19 June 2016 - 16:00 UT