I started my way into journalism in Paris in 2005, as an online editor of what would be today called a start up : cafebabel.com was an experimental and collaborative online magazine about European affairs.
Back then, the media industry wasn’t really convinced that any digital revolution was coming. cafebabel was a great chance the learn the new rules of this new kind journalism, a laboratory of editorial experimentation, published in 7 languages (french, english, german, spanish, italian, polish and catalan) and entirely community-based.
After three years, I decided to leave because I couldn’t figure out how to do journalism while sitting behind my desk.
I moved to Berlin in 2008, started freelancing and kept the start-up mindset. I don’t see work as something linear and I always like trying new project web-related. I am fascinated by exploring new narratives possibilities, offered by the developments of digital, such as cross-border journalism..
Besides my stories as an author and a freelance reporter, I have been working as a consultant in digital media for the European Parliament. I have animated workshops of media training in Southern Caucasus, Lebanon and Mongolia. And from time to time, I am also invited to conferences (New York Times Athens Democracy Forum, Forum of Young Leaders…) as a guest speaker to talk about journalism and other things.
Here is a list of a those missions I was glad to contribute to.
Coordinator & editor-in-chief of cross-border projects
cafebabel.com/Adocate Europe/Allianz Kulturstiftung, 2017.
25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Beyond91 showcases some Portraits of the Perestroika Generation, through seven cross-border stories produced by 14 journalists and photographers. B91 is unveiling contemporary Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia and was published on a scrollitelling website in 7 languages.
cafebabel.com/Allianz Kulturstiftung, 2016.
Balkans&Beyond features 7 multimedia cross border stories featuring post-Tito generation in seven Balkans countries (Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia), 25 years after the first ex-Yougoslavia´ war. The e-book is available in three languagues (English-German and French)
Author & producer of awarded multimedia long-forms
- Les bruits de la guerre au coeur de l’Europe, Médiapart, 2016 (Prix Philippe Chaffanjon du reportage multimedia 2017)
- La fille & le moudjahidine, Inouï.cc, 2015
- Cadavre exquis au pays des merles noirs, cafebabel.com, 2014 (Prix Louise Weiss du reportage europeen, 2015)
Guest speaker for conferences
- Media under suspicion: How can journalists regain public faith ? New York Times Athens Democracy Forum, Athens, 2017.
- How to fight radicalization? Mediterranean Young Leaders Forum, Anna Lindh Foundation, Essaouira, 2015.
- How journalists can use Storify to cover breaking-news event ? @ 4M conference CFI, Tbilissi, 2013.
Media Training Expert for Canal France International (CFI), France’s leading operator of cooperation programs
- Media training expert for a workshop about online journalism and social medias, Ulan Bator, Mongolia, 2013.
- Media training expert for a workshop about digitalization strategy of @L’orient-le jour, Beyrouth, Lebanon, 2012.
- Media training expert and coordinator of « Eurocaucasusnews« , a project about multimedia reporting in South Caucasus, Tbilisi-Baku-Erevan-Strasbourg, Southern Caucasus 2011.
Online Media Consultant