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  • Status: Ongoing
  • Thematic area: Arts and culture
  • Country: Jordan
  • Year approved:2017


  • Name of organisation / initiative supported: Ma3azef
  • Start date: 1 January 2017
  • End date: 31 December 2018

Initiative summary:

Today in Jordan only few liberal voices remain struggling to survive ultra-nationalist government and conservative social as well as ideological forces.

To counter this, online music review magazine Ma3azef has received support to continue to promote democratic and progressive values through music. The aim is to increase the volume of its content in both Arabic and English to 25 articles a month and four feature pieces a year. In addition, an online music writing course would be offered to 40 young aspiring writers who demonstrate strong interest in specific musical genres as well as awareness and involvement in political debates and activism. Ma3azef’s audience is comprised mostly of politically and artistically inclined readers in their twenties. Most of Ma3azef’s readership is in Egypt, followed by Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Jordan, Morocco and Algeria.

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