Proposals in Egypt from March, 2013
Egypt is passing by a period where attack targeting media professionals that appears clearly to erase what their cameras filmed of crimes that the offender try to hide. For example, assassination of the journalist Husseini Abu-Deif and stealing his camera. Also killing a number of internet pages’ administrators as a result to the observe that new media has great impact in mobilizing public opinion and lobbying .
The initiative aims to support and consolidate the new media in the Arab world through the Arab youth training on how to best use social media to support various issues. The initiative also seeks through its social platform website that allows them to post news, reports, and multi-media. The initiative also aims to build a large network of new media covering all over the Arab world for the exchange of experiences and benefits .
In the past few months, the degree of violence in Egypt has increased. There have been lots of cases of abduction, rape, torture and murder. Poorer neighborhoods are most subject to violence & least covered in media. A series of workshops by Filmmakers with help of activists can give a specific group the chance to self monitor human rights violations by equipping them to create Video & Audio projects to tell their stories and share it.