SAMAR Media: Your Citizen Media Web Platform

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An interactive web video platform dedicated to the Arab world and the diaspora.
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Campaign successfully funded on: 11 Nov,2014

This project has been successfully funded with $40,535 (116%)

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Who Are We

SAMAR Media is a web media dedicated to the Arab world. SAMAR produces and broadcasts videos on the web in Arabic, English and French that provide thorough analysis of leading issues and promote exceptional individuals and inspiring projects from the Arab world and the diaspora. Through videos, SAMAR aims at making knowledge, arts and culture available to the widest audience.

Since its launch, SAMAR Media has produced and broadcast video series such as Cartoonists from the Arab WorldTahrir, My RevolutionThis is Palestine and Turkey and the Arab world. These videos have generated more than 500,000 views throughout the world via social media and well-established international news websites.


What Do We Want To Do - The Impact?

1. Become the “Web Citizen Media” of the Arab world

SAMAR wants to take a new dimension in 2014 by becoming the “Web Citizen Media” of the Arab world: its followers will be offered to become "SAMAR Citizens" through a free access to its new interactive and innovative web platform.

What does SAMAR mean by “Web Citizen Media”?

By becoming SAMAR Citizens, our followers throughout the world will be entitled to contribute to SAMAR’s editorial choices, assess its video programs and share their own content through their own picks and productions.

As a Citizen Media, SAMAR will commit to high standards of social responsibility by supporting promising initiatives and projects from the region. It will also be fully accountable and transparent with regard to its management and funding.


2. Provide a rich library of high quality video content related to the Arab world.

SAMAR’s web platform will offer to its Web Citizens a freely accessible library of high quality informative and entertaining video content related to the Arab world. This platform will also display SAMAR videos which cover a wide range of topics related to the region.


3. Introduce a lasting impact in the media coverage of the Arab world

SAMAR’s platform has the potential to become the leading source of original video content related to the Arab world and to break some of the most common biases and stereotypes relayed by the mainstream news coverage of the Arab region.

Contrary to “hot” news media, SAMAR addresses in priority the underlying dynamics at work in the region rather than its most sensational events. SAMAR is driven by the necessity to put forward the positive energies and patterns also at work in the Arab world and in the Arab diaspora.


What We Need

Our goal is to raise enough money to develop SAMAR’s trilingual web video platform (AR, ENG, FR) and application (‘App’).

With USD 35,000, SAMAR will be able do the following by the end of 2014:

1. Complete the design and development of SAMAR’s Web Citizen Media video platform.

2. Cover the costs of maintenance and web administration of the video platform for a year and the expenses associated to its promotion.

Any additional funds will be welcomed! With an extra USD 30,000, SAMAR will be able to cover the costs of the development and management of SAMAR’s mobile “App” for smartphones and tablets, which we also hope to make available to SAMAR’s Web Citizens at the earliest.



Other Ways You Can Help

If you believe in our project, share our ambitions but can’t contribute financially, you can still support us in many ways:

· Spread the word about SAMAR Media’s web platform. Tell people about it and become our best ambassador!

· Use Zoomaal’s share tools to relay this campaign on social media

· Share SAMAR Media’s videos available on our YouTube channel and Facebook pages 

· Connect with us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram and let us know if you have any ideas for SAMAR Media.

Help us share the positive and inspiring side of the Arab world!  Support a project that will make you become the empowered Citizen of YOUR web media.

We look forward to having you on board & thank you in advance for your support!


Qui sommes-nous ?

SAMAR est un web media dédié au Monde Arabe qui produit et diffuse des vidéos sur internet en arabe, anglais et français. Ces vidéos s’attachent à décrypter les dynamiques à l’œuvre dans le Monde Arabe et à mettre en lumière des personnalités et des projets innovants issus de cette région et de la diaspora arabe. À travers la diffusion de ces vidéos, SAMAR aspire à promouvoir le savoir, l’art et la culture avec le public le plus large.

Depuis son lancement, SAMAR Media a produit et diffusé des séries vidéo telles que « Les Caricaturistes du Monde Arabe », « Tahrir, Ma Révolution », « Voici la Palestine » et la « Turquie et le Monde Arabe » .Ces vidéos, ont généré plus de 500 000 vues de par le monde, grâce à leur diffusion sur les réseaux sociaux et via différents sites d’information internationaux de premier plan.

Que souhaitons-nous réaliser ? L’Impact

1. Devenir le « Web Media Citoyen » du Monde Arabe.

SAMAR souhaite prendre une nouvelle dimension en 2014 en devenant le “Web Media Citoyen” du Monde Arabe : son audience sur internet se verra offrir la possibilité de devenir acteur de SON média via l’octroi du statut de “Citoyen SAMAR” qui pourra s’exercer sur sa nouvelle plateforme interactive et innovante.

Qu’est ce que SAMAR entend par “Web Media Citoyen” ?

En devenant Citoyen SAMAR, chacun aura la possibilité de contribuer aux choix éditoriaux de SAMAR, d’évaluer ses programmes mais aussi d’y prendre part par le partage de ses propres choix de videos et productions.

En tant que Media Citoyen, SAMAR s’engage à soutenir les initiatives et projets prometteurs issus du Monde Arabe et de la diaspora. SAMAR s’engage aussi à être pleinement responsable et transparent dans sa gestion et son financement.

2. Créer une riche librairie de contenu vidéo de haute qualité sur Monde Arabe.

La plateforme web de SAMAR offrira à ses Citoyens un accès privilégié à un contenu vidéo informatif, divertissant et de haute qualité, lié au Monde Arabe.

3. Introduire un changement durable dans la couverture médiatique du Monde Arabe.

La plateforme de SAMAR a le potentiel pour devenir l’une des principales sources de contenu vidéo sur le Monde Arabe pour les internautes du monde entier. Cette plateforme permettra notamment de briser certains préjugés et stéréotypes, trop souvent véhiculés par la couverture médiatique habituelle de la région.

Contrairement aux médias traditionnels, SAMAR souhaite aborder en priorité les dynamiques de fond opérant dans le Monde Arabe, plutôt que de se focaliser sur ses évènements les plus sensationnels.

De quoi avons nous besoin ?

Pour ce faire, SAMAR Media doit collecter la somme d’argent nécessaire au développement et à l’administration de sa plateforme vidéo trilingue (FR, AR, ENG) ainsi qu’à celui de son application pour smartphones et tablettes ('App'). Avec 35 000 USD, SAMAR sera en mesure d’assurer les tâches suivantes : 

1. Compléter le design et le développement de la plateforme vidéo de SAMAR et donner vie à SAMAR en tant que “Web Media Citoyen” avant la fin de l’année 2014.

2. Couvrir les frais de maintenance et d’administration du site web pendant la durée de 1 an, tout en permettant de couvrir les frais associés à sa promotion.

Les fonds additionnels qui pourront être récoltés seront les bienvenus ! Avec 30 000 USD supplémentaire, SAMAR aura la possibilité d’engager les frais de développement et d’administration de son application pour smartphones et tablettes (‘App’), et de la rendre disponible et utilisable au plus vite pour les Citoyens SAMAR.

Nous aider par d’autres moyens :

Si vous croyez en notre projet, que vous partagez nos ambitions, mais que vous n’êtes pas en mesure de nous aider financièrement, vous pouvez toujours nous soutenir par différents moyens :

- En devenant notre ambassadeur ! Il vous suffit de faire circuler l’information, et de partager le projet de la plate forme vidéo de SAMAR autour de vous !

- En utilisant les outils de partage de Zoomal afin de relayer notre campagne de collecte de fonds sur les réseaux sociaux

- En partageant nos vidéos déjà disponibles sur nos pages Facebook et notre chaîneYoutube.

-  En nous suivant sur FacebookTwitter et Instagram, tout en nous tenant au courant si vous avez une quelconque suggestion ou idée pour SAMAR Media..

Rejoignez-nous et devenez très bientôt un Web Citoyen SAMAR ! Merci d'avance de votre soutien !






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SAMAR Media was founded and is run by three friends who are passionate about the Arab world and have been frustrated for too long with the media coverage of Arab world issues. Ziyad Clot, 37, is a former lawyer with…

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  Rewards

$5 or more
→    REWARD #1: A PRIVILEGED ACCESS TO BECOME A SAMAR CITIZEN VIA OUR WEB PLATFORM

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You will be granted a privileged access to become a SAMAR Citizen via our web platform, in addition to a shout-out on social media!!
$10 or more
→    REWARD #2: A PERSONALIZED SAMAR CITIZENSHIP CERTIFICATE

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You will receive by email a personalized SAMAR Citizenship Certificate. This will come in addition to Reward #1
$50 or more
→    REWARD #3: AN INVITATION TO ONE OF SAMAR’S VIDEO SCREENINGS

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You will receive by email an invitation to one of SAMAR video screenings. This will come in addition to Rewards #1 & 2
$100 or more
→    REWARD #4: A GIFT PACKAGE INCLUDING YOUR FAVORITE SAMAR VIDEO SERIES WITH A PERSONALIZED MESSAGE

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You will receive a gift package including your favorite SAMAR video series and a personalized message. This will come in addition to Rewards #1,2 & 3
$250 or more
→    REWARD #5: A GIFT PACKAGE INCLUDING THE FULL COLLECTION OF SAMAR VIDEO SERIES WITH A PERSONALIZED MESSAGE

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You will receive a gift package including the full collection of SAMAR video series with a personalized message. This will come in addition to Rewards #1,2 & 3
$500 or more
→    REWARD #6: A SPECIAL THANK YOU NOTE WITH YOUR NAME ON SAMAR’S WEB PLATFORM

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Your name will appear on the homepage of SAMAR’s web platform with a special thank you note. This will come in addition to rewards #1,2,3 & 5
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→    REWARD #7: AN EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF A SAMAR VIDEOS ORGANIZED UNDER YOUR PATRONAGE

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You will be offered to host a private screening of the SAMAR videos of your choice. This will come in addition to rewards #1,2,3 & 5
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