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

Tableau interactif - cours de sciences

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 [...]

PriMed : the meeting place for Mediterranean documentary filmmakers

Averroes Junior 2015 ends with the students’ awards


CMCA and PriMed

Biyouna, patron of PriMed 2015 © MEDiaKitab LD

CMCA organized the priMED awards, on Friday, December 11, 2015. Documentary filmmakers have been rewarded for the originality, creativity, and courage of their work on or from the Mediterranean region. CMCA, which is the Mediterranean Audiovisual and Communication Centre based in Marseille, was [...]

Omar le Chéri lends his writings to young reporters

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

atelier OLC-Bibalex 2013 2-light

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 [...]

“Art and Life” project in Alexandria

Art for disadvantaged children


“Art and Life project” was born in 2011 for the purposes of promoting the integration of disadvantaged children, through art activities. During a three hours session per week (from november to april) or 2 sessions (from may to october), teams of volunteers are welcoming at risk children. The children are living in an unstable [...]

Children literature workshop in Alexandria book fair

Bibliothéca Alexandrina encourages the development of new talents


Each year, Bibliothéca Alexandrina celebrates Spring with an international book fair in front of the library. This year, from march 26 to april 7, the audience could meet more than 50 publishers, coming from 7 countries to introduce their new creation.

For the occasion,  Sharif el-Sayed offered a children literature workshop to 25 participants, aiming [...]

Assabil takes part in the national reading week

Books and reading related activities are flourishing in Beirut

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On april 20-30, in the context of the national reading week, Assabil is offering a rich and varied program for children and gown-ups. About 40 events are organized: reading activities (an activity dealing with Amharic language), meetings with writers for young audiences, puppet shows, a movie based on a novel, artistic activities (crafts and origami), [...]

Reading challenges, in South Lebanon

The French Institute of Saïda supports young people reading


In Lebanon, like in Marseille and Alexandria, reading challenges are renewed thanks to internet support. A playful contest between young readers of two schools. The meeting creates emulation that stimulate the desire for reading, writing and encourages each group to look for creativity. The questions they ask take different forms : riddles,  cross words, word search [...]

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 Mediterranean in Marseille’s schools

Averroes Junior watering citizenship and creativity’s seeds

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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 [...]