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.


Assabil and Omar le Chéri in Beyrouth book fair

Two partners meet to share ideas and passion for comic books

Beyrouth Salon du Livre 2014 avec Lilian Thuram et Thierry Quinqueton[1]

Le romancier vietnamien Do Khiem et le poète libanais Antoine Boulad dans un débat modéré par Gilles Kraemer

L’Exposition Omar Le-Chéri sur le stand de L’Orient Le Jour reçoit un invité inattendu : le champion du monde 1998 Lilian Thuram

Despite the dramatic events in the region, the French speaking book fair in Beyrouth took [...]

Digital and Youth, in the heart of 80th IFLA Congress

2014, The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions met in Lyon

IFLA 2014

Founded in Scotland, in 1927, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. It now has over 1500 Members in approximately 150 countries around the world and [...]

The Mediterranean in Marseille’s schools

Averroes Junior watering citizenship and creativity’s seeds

Capture d’écran 2014-10-24 à 09.15.09

For more than 20 years, Averroes meetings have been gathering many people around lectures, debates and cultural events. Every year, the meetings deal with a specific subject in order to think and feel the Mediterranean space. The event was founded and disigned by Thierry Fabre, and implemented by Espace culture. This year, it has been [...]

Bubbles and excavations

Comic books were invited to Marseille museums

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At the end of 2013, the City of Marseille (Mediteranean archeology Museum, the department for International and European relation of Marseille) and MEDiakitab association received historians, archeologists, authors and drawers to share and think about fertile connections to be created between fiction and history, imagination and heritage, drawing and archeology, comic books and multimedia. Speakers [...]

COBIAC and the city of Martigues welcome Kamel Suleiman of Tamer Institute

An organizer from Tamer Institute meet digital and reading cultural operators


Kamel Suleiman © Espace lecture Vaillant-Acelem

Kamel Sulieman is a team mate of the Tamer Institute, which leads many initiatives on reading and writing in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip : writing workshops, publishing of several collections of books, creation and support to libraries in refugee camps… He came to do [...]

Three Alexandrian school librarians in Marseille

Intern stay on digital practices and reading promotion


Safinaz, Mirna et Safinaz © ZINC-CD

After Lebanese librarians (from Tripoli and Beyrouth) ZINC, along with the international service and the libraries of Marseille welcome in June 2012, three school librarians from Alexandria – school libraries of St Marc, St Joseph and Mère de Dieu.

During three weeks, Safinaz El Antabli, Mirna Ayad and [...]

A group of Lebanese librarians received in Marseille

Discovering cultural activities from reading to digital practice

Samar J-Nasssiba- Samar C-22-11-11-a@zinc


During 3 weeks, from November 21th to December 10th, the Library of Marseille and ZINC receive 3 librarians from Tripoli and Beyrouth, to discover practical experience of cultural action, from reading to digital activities, carried out in Marseille libraries and in ZINC, with partners such as COBIAC or primary and preparatory schools. [...]

Introducing digital culture in Milan Librairies

Developping links between printed and digital culture in libraries

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Session multimédia à Milan ©zinc-LD

The networks of Milan City libraries took the opportunity of MEDiakitab meeting to ask ZINC to present an introductive workshop about digital art and practices to the staff of the 26  libraries. Two members of “le Petit lecteur d’Oran” and the responsible of the training department from Egyptian catholic [...]

MEDiakitab : new meeting in Milan

Planting Exchange projects seeds

@ mediakitab meeting milan -light


Mediakitab meeting Milan © zinc-cd

A year after COBIAC and ZINC initiated the creation of the network in Marseille, the members of MEDiakitab network met again on September 29th and 30th, thanks to a fruitful partnership with the city of Milan and its libraries. The two previous days had been devoted [...]

Stop motion training in Alexandria

Let's organize creative and multimedia workshops !



From 6th to 9th of June, ZINC proposed a training on how to lead a workshop with children and young people to create a stop-motion movie, in the frame of cultural or educational projects. Participants are teachers from schools or cultural coordinators from libraries or cultural organization.

Members from MEDiakitab network and educational Egyptian [...]