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.



Library of Pierre Claverie's Centre / Oran

Marion Maestripieri 1©cd

Marion was graduated in « European policies and management of Culture », in 2012, from the European studies Institute. She participated in Mediakiab project in 2012. In 2013-2014, with the help of two other young people, she developped and implemented MyMED project an investigation on young people commitment, through cultural and artistic activities, in the Mediterranean area : [...]

Djamila Hamitou


portrait Jamila

Djamila Hamitou © MEDiaKitab

Associative activist and marine science teacher, Djamila Hamitou is primarily a storyteller at heart. This art of speaking softly proved by captivated listening to her students and her three children. A native of Tiaret, adopted by Oran, she carries a double culture, Arab and Berber, a richness that fuels her [...]


Storyteller between Lebanon and France

Jihad Darwich

Jihad Darwich © Tomasz Mysluk profil.studio@interia.pl


Teacher, journalist, cultural animator, writer, art director and especially storyteller, Jihad Darwishe keeps communicating with malice his taste of words, of speech, of writing, in France and Lebanon. Because he spent his childhood in a village in Southern Lebanon that he acquired this momentum, inspired by the [...]

Ossama Helmy

Origami artist and storyteller


Oz Oz © Arab Origami Center

Ossama Helmy, AKA OzOz, is an Egyptian artist who use origami art in story telling and artistic performance. After studying Anthropology in Alexandria University, he cofounded “Ressala” band in which he sang from 2000-2004. In 2003, he participated in a storytelling workshop with Vanya Exerjian, held at Bibliotheca [...]


Journalist and literary critic


Kenza Sefrioui is a cultural journalist and literary critic. She held the literary section at “Journal hebdomadiare” from 2005 to 2010 and collaborates with “Tel Quel” and Economia. She studied comparative literature at the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne and published her doctoral thesis : Breaths, hopes of Cultural Revolution in Morocco (1966-1973), (Sirocco Publishing, [...]

Lena Merhej and Samandal

Moving comics in Arabic world

Dédicace Léna 4

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 [...]

Soha Ibrahim Wakim

Trainer of Teachers and Superiors Pedagogical Leaders

Photo - Soha 2015

Portrait 2015 © Soha Wakim

Graduate studies in literature at the French Department of the University of Alexandria and a Trainer of Trainers Degree from the University of Besançon (France), Soha Wakim has developed a rich and varied experience in the fields of education and training.

For 13 years, she taught French to students [...]


Geographer, author, multimedia and cultural projects manager

Claudine Dussollier

Claudine Dussollier studied Geography. She has had various working experiences in the field of immigration, urban, social and cultural development. In 1993, she joined the public establishment of the Parc et Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris as a program director linking artistic projects to their social and urban context. Since 1998, she directs [...]


Vera saboya 2©cd

Vera Saboya holds degrees in philosophy at Puoc Rio university. From 2009 to 2014, she was in charged of developing a new reading policy for desadvantaged neibourhoods in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Vera successfully implemented public reading projects in Medellin and Bogota, in Columbia and then testing projects in French libraries. She [...]

Rana Samara JUBAYLI

Architecte/ ASSABIL

Rana Jaybali 1©cd

Rana Samara Jubayli is an architect and a founding partner of Polypod, a multi-disciplinary collaborative design studio in Beirut, Lebanon, that offers integrated design services in architecture, interior design, branding, web design and development, graphics and information design for local and international clients.

Since its founding in 2006, Polypod has won several international design awards such [...]