About us

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Who we are

Med for Mediterranean (EN) – Fem for Femme (FR) – Niswiya pour Feminist (AR)

Medfeminiswiya” is a feminist network that brings together women journalists working in the media and content production fields across the Mediterranean region.
By fostering a culture that embraces both diversity and solidarity among Mediterranean women journalists, our network will strive to amplify their voices and empower them to produce their own content, primarily through the “Medfeminiswiya” online platform, while encouraging them to come together, support each other and organize collectively through regular group discussions, face to face meetings and feminist conferences.

Mission

As Medfeminiswiya members, we commit our media efforts to dismantling dominant patriarchal narratives in the public sphere and to offering Arabophone, Francophone and Anglophone users from the region a global view of feminist-interest stories and a different vision for what credible and thought-provoking content could mean. With the multilingual content we provide, we attempt to reduce the information gap and strengthen human bonds and connections between the different Mediterranean subregions. We will achieve this by:

a) Keeping the public from Mediterranean subregions informed about and engaged in events that affect women in other subregions as well as their own;
b) Improving the visibility and appreciation of women’s productions and labor across the region;
c) Highlighting the stories, common struggles, challenges and achievements of women and girls in the Mediterranean region;
d) Covering the actions of feminist movements and reviving constructive debates among feminists.

Vision

Medfeminiswiya aspires to become the space its members imagine, and the platform they desire. We will endeavour to become a safe space for women working in the media sector by committing to uphold the principles of diversity, equality, freedom of expression, solidarity, trust and kindness among women journalists.
Our network believes that women and girls deserve public platforms and spaces that are free from traditional male-dominated newsrooms, hate speech, exclusion, and misogyny.

By prioritizing initiatives and content that challenge oppressive norms and practices, we hope to inspire women journalists to produce more of what they want, and work together more often!

Meet our team

The Medfeminiswiya platform is carried by the eponymous association. Its content is produced by a network of women journalists from different countries around the Mediterranean.

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Françoise Kayser – President of the Medfeminiswiya Association

Has worked in different media organizations and institutions. Co-produced the guide « Madam, you have rights! » (50,000 copies distributed) and participated in many Euro-Mediterranean events, including the Caravanières from the South.

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Samia Allalou – Co-president, responsible for the Medfeminiswiya project

Samia was born in Blida, Algeria, in a modest family. After studying journalism at the University of Algiers, she applied for a TV casting call and ended up presenting over two years a TV show called “Bled Music” that was very popular, especially among young …

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Maya El Ammar – Co-editor-in-chief, responsible for the Arabic and English versions of Medfeminiswiya.net

Maya El Ammar is a feminist writer, activist and communications professional who has led nationwide feminist media campaigns on issues related to family violence, child marriage, personal status laws and the kafala system …

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Nathalie Galesne – Co-editor-in-chief, responsible for the French version of Medfeminiswiya.net

Nathalie Galesne is the founder of the online magazines babelmed.net and artsresistances.net. She has collaborated with several media outlets, includi…

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Meriem Hatim – Coordinator of the Medfeminiswiya network of journalists

Meriem Hatim is a medical doctor who has been working for over ten years with civil society and humanitarian organizations…

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Saleha Larab – Coordinator of the Medfeminiswiya network of journalists

Although she had majored in agriculture, Saleha’s passion for journalism and writing led her to the “Alger-Republicain”…

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Chaimae Zouhiri – Web editor

Chaimae Zouhiri majored in “Languages for Business Communication” at the University of Siena, Italy. She is the web editor of…

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