Who We Are?
Tiny Hand is an independent digital media platform that uses visual storytelling to relate the stories of children in conflict and crisis zones.
We cover children’s suffering and the impact of war on them, using different tools of technology, including “interactive stories, 360 features”, and animated videos.”
Tiny Hand covers inspiring stories of children from all over the world.
Why Tiny Hand?
We believe that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstone of human progress and prosperity.
We started our project by providing a worldwide audience with stories from Syria, Sudan, Ethiopia, Yemen, Morocco, Bangladesh, and other parts of the world.
Our goal is to document 1,000,000 stories of Tiny Hands from around the world.
We believe that every article must feed the mind and move the heart.
In Tiny Hand, we highly respect children’s privacy and confidentiality. We recognize the major challenges facing media professionals dealing with such essential ethics. Our work is therefore guided by an important guide by UNICEF, titled “Principles for Ethical Reporting on Children”, and strictly follow the guidelines of “Save the Children”, a non-profit U.K.-based fund.
We chose to produce content in both English and Arabic, because in my opinion, we must speak the target audience’s language in order to reach the largest possible segment of the population.
Tiny Hand. We won a Google News Initiative award which helped us kickstart our VR/AR media production stories about war children. We also secured a place on the IJNET Arabic mentoring programme in 2020-21, won an ‘Honourable Mention’ in the Sunhak Peace Motion Graphics Competition, and produced a short film with Save the Children marking the 10th anniversary of the Syrian conflict. We’ve also recently been awarded a Digital Transformation Grant from the Asfari Foundation, having first spotted the opportunity in a MCJN bulletin, We were shortlisted for the One World Media award.
About The award:
Being shortlisted for an award at the Global Content Awards means a lot to us. Most important to us is that young people in our region can still establish an independent project without relying on politicized funding or support from a party with certain political orientations. We dream that one day it will be said that a group of ordinary people did it–– they employed their media expertise and developed an independent media platform that conveys human stories from war and conflict areas.