On 4-5 December 2015, Jawhara FM and GEN, with support from the Google News Lab, KnowledgeView, the IINA, the Ecole Polytechnique de Sousse and CFI gathered the best Tunisian media innovators in Sousse for the "Jawhara FM Editors Lab", a hackathon to develop innovative news prototypes. The theme of the competition was "Innovate to Better Cover Tourism in Tunisia."
Attendees enjoyed presentations from Dr. Ali Al-Assam, CEO of KnowledgeView, on Rapid BROWSER, an editorial platform for journalists, as well as Abdellatif Mahmoud, from the World Association for Hospitality and Tourism Education and Training (AMFORHT).
During the event, Rapid BROWSER, was installed on the Google Cloud, and used by 21 one participants at the GEN Hackday as part of the competition. The winning team, from École Polytechnique de Sousse, is invited to take part in the Editors Lab Final in Vienna at the GEN Summit on 15-17 June 2016.
The Jawhara FM Editors Lab is part of a series of international hackdays hosted by worldrenowned media organisations such as The New York Times, The Guardian, El País and others. You can find details of the event as it went on the liveblog, projects that were created by all the teams on our community site, and pictures of the teams on Flickr.
About the Global Editors Network:
The Global Editors Network (GEN) is a cross-platform community empowering newsrooms through programmes designed to inspire, connect and share.
About Jawhara FM:
Jawhara FM Tunisie is a privately-owned Tunisian radio station broadcasting music and news. It is an Arabic-language station and its studios are located in Sousse, one of the most beautiful holiday destinations along the Mediterranean coast.