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Smart Media Accelerator (Media Loves Tech)

Organisation: Deutsche Welle Akademie

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Media Innovation

Funding Size: Up to €10,000

Deadline: 15/07/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    The competition is open to all persons who are over 18 years old at the time of their registration. Journalists, developers, designers, data scientists, creative minds, techies, individuals or representatives of organizations, are invited to submit their concepts or apply to become part of a team.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria
  • Application language: English

Under the umbrella of the Smart Media Accelerator (SMA), the incubation program Media Loves Tech supports young start-ups and projects in the “prototype phase.”

The Smart Media Accelerator (SMA) is DW Akademie’s initiative to identify, support and accelerate media outlets and start-up media projects, all in the name of quality journalism in Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria.

The objective of Media Loves Tech is to identify and enable the implementation of effective solutions tackling the challenges and problems of media and journalism in general.

To achieve this, Media Loves Tech is applying the new technological spirit of crowdsourcing, i.e. the collaboration of connected internet users to generate services, ideas, or content together. Crowdsourcing describes the process of sharing information and knowledge in a way that stimulates the flow of ideas and creativity.

In general, Media Loves Tech is looking for:

  • solutions to the problem of limited access to information
  • projects that facilitate the work of journalists and media (data processing/ organisation/ visualisation)
  • ideas that improve the interaction with the public (tracking, audience measurement, engagement, feedback)

The complete rules of the 2023 edition can be found here.

See here to learn more and apply.

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