Foster the sharing of
good journalistic practices
Bring media outlets and their audiences together
Debunk fake news and
strengthen trust in media outlets
Encourage the sustainability
of independent media outlets
Feed the public debate with
meaningful grassroots information
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About Qarib

Qarib supports media outlets operating in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine in order to boost social cohesion, promote the integration of communities and encourage public debate. Qarib is a regional programme funded by AFD, the French development agency, and implemented by CFI, the French media development agency.

Promote local and investigative journalism to cover daily issues relevant to citizens

Bolster the independence of the media and its role in fighting disinformation

Turn media outlets into forums with the aim of reducing social tensions

Programme Timeline

January 2020
December 2024
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