Welcome on MEDiakitab blog. This program aims at sharing information and ressources dedicated to reading and writing practices, from story telling to digital form, in the Euro-Mediterranean space.

MEDiakitab association, located in Marseille, is in charge of administrating the blog. Contents are a reflection of the activities, analysis and knowledge developped by the network members.


Tales and monodramas in Beirut

The 17th edition of the festival invites the public to travel

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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” St. Augustine – the 4th century.

Is it possible to stop travelling ? Is there an end to the trip ? What would happen if the world stopped turning ?

From 15 to 20 March 2016, the House of arts [...]

The path of a storyteller in Algeria

Meeting with Djamila Hamitou

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Djamila Hamitou, who are you?

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My name probably comes from the tribe of Hamadiths, one of the first Arab arrived in Algeria. In defeat, facing the Berbers led by Kahina, a part of the tribe descended to the south, another settled in Kabylia, it is the [...]

Alexandria: Girard, the school of the future

The digital in the heart of the school project

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Interactive board – Arabic course © Girard school

Girard school, one of the bilingual francophone schools of Alexandria, is engaged in the Quality Process “Démarche Qualité” with the CIEP- International Centre for pedagogical Studies of Sevres. Girard hosts more than a thousand students from kindergarten to High School.

In this context, she chose to [...]

The Image Factory

Images, youths and socities in the Arab and Mediterranean world


The conference that was originally planned in Marseille on 14 and 15 January 2016 has been transformed by a seminar open to the public “The image factory“, in 2016-2017. It is designed and run by Mathilde Chèvre (IREMAM) and Kinda Chaib (IREMAM/MuCEM) for Arab Studies Masters students. It is also open for all audiences, with [...]

Lena Merhej and Samandal

Moving comics in Arabic world

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Telling stories with bubbles

After studying art and graphic design, Lena Merhej illustrated many children books. Starting from 2005, she entered the world of comic books, motivated by the wish of « telling stories ». In her first album « I hope that during newt war, we shall be able to be calmer », published in [...]

Reading and culture in disadvantaged areas

New models for public reading

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In many cases, developping equipment dedicated to reading in an area that is not familiar with the practice is a challenge, because the project is not supported by habits nor requests.

In general, developping equipment dedicated to public reading is today part of a changing context toward « hybrid libraries ». They are « hybrid » because of printed [...]

Omar le Chéri lends his writings to young reporters

Tand’M workshops, the appetite for investigation, across borders

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For 18 years, Omar le chéri, a comic hero created by Gilles Kraemer while he was living in Cairo, has become the mascot of an association. Professional journalists are his ironclad appetite for investigation, through workshops in schools, cultural or social centres…

Educational workshops

Workshop Omar Le Chéri – Alexandria – Bibalex © OLC [...]

Alifbata Association

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Alifbata association which is based in Marseille, aims at developing intercultural projects towards children and young people in schools or social centres. It was founded in 2012, by Simona Gabrielli, an Italian pasionate about intercultural relations. The association covers all the subjects related to plural identities… For her,  intercultural is above all « an approach », especially [...]

School, digital technology and the oncoming society

Digital technology at school. Yes but how ?


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In this essay, published in 2012 by « Mille et une nuits », the two authors take the statements from three thinkers of the school issue on the role of digital technology at school : Denis Kambouchner, Philippe Meirieu et Bernard Stiegler.

The little book concentrate arguments and analyses that are raised in the [...]

Digital literacy in education

For a smart use of technology at school

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Anne Bresard is a school librarian who teaches in Grande Bastide, a middle school of Marseille. She is also the contact person for digital issues in the school. Since 2005, she has been involved in the exchange projects with schools in Alexandria that have been possible through the implementation of digital technology using chat meetings [...]