Jawhara FM Editors Lab: "Innovate to Better Cover Tourism in Tunisia"

Dec 11, 2015, 05:40 ET from KnowledgeView ltd.

LONDON, December 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

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 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 world renowned 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 live blog, projects that were created by all the teams on our community site, and pictures of the teams on Flickr.

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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.

About KnowledgeView 

KnowledgeView Ltd is a UK-based company with headquarters in London and MENA regional office in Beirut.KnowledgeView has a unique combination of industry leaders on its Board and powerful publishing technology used by leading media players globally.
The company was founded in 1995 to develop cross-media publishing, news management and editorial sharing systems, with over forty media companies and 5000 journalists using its Publish live systems. KnowledgeView has also established a leading position in mobile apps development on the iPad, iPhone, Android tablet and Web-mobile platforms.

KnowledgeView's client base extends over four continents with such names as Dow Jones Newswire, CNN, Geopolitical Information Service, Australian Associated Press, Qatar News Agency, Saudi Research and Marketing Group, Abu Dhabi Media, MarocSoir Group and Deloitte &Touche, to name a few.

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