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 train librarians to the multimedia

Developing video practice and conducting workshops with young people


Launched in Lebanon in February 2015 by the Association Assabil in partnership with COBIAC and the Ministry of Culture, the program was funded by the European Union. It aimed to train librarians to the multimedia so they will be able to solicit young ones who are the hardest age to attract in the public reading [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Oran story telling festival : 10 years of meetings on the art of storytelling

Kan ya makan… words and stories to bewitch the city

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Oran storytelling festival was founded in 2006 by « the litle reader of Oran » and celebrate 10 years old in 2016. An opportunity to gather the main characters and to step back and think about the meaning and the future orientation.

A varied program : stories from here and there, in the old and new days

Every [...]

Transbook, from paper to sceen

New writing styles, from the meeting of books and video games


Professionals in the book field, are facing two major changes : globalization and digitization. To cope these news challenges Transbook organizes meetings, lectures, masterclasses, and creating forums in different countries.

The European project for the digital transition of the youth edition sector is led by Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse de Montreuil and [...]

The flying carpet discovering the Red Sea

A wonderful educational kit, produced by « Bokra Sawa »


« The flying carpet » is an educational kit created and produced by « Bokra Sawa », in partnership with Ecomers centre, in Nice and CEAlex and funded by Region PACA. The objective is to raise young people awareness of ecology and history of the the Red Sea opening on the Mediterranean Sea. The educational kit was designed to [...]

The librarian in charge of Alexandria book festival invited in Marseille

Mona Helmy, from Bibliotheca Alexandrina, in the heart of Marseille cultural life


Mona Helmy, who is in charge of Alexandria book festival and intellectual propriety in Bibliotheca Alexandrina has been invited by the City of Marseille to discover the corridors and the lights of patrimony and book culture. The two months stay, coordinated by MEDiakitab association, is made up of stays in several public structures (Marseille history [...]


A Euro-Arab project for story telling

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Hakaya is a euro-Arab project that was created in 2006 to celebrate the art of « story telling » in theatre and to promote art, reading and writing, for identity building and intercultural dialogue.

Hakaya project gathers artists, historians, story tellers and instructors through a network, residences, workshops and an itinerant festival in order to tell different [...]

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

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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. [...]