• Regardsprotestants launch!

    by Mathieu Fraissinet | 17 January 2013

    The Pastor Eugène Bersier Foundation, with the help of WordAppeal, has launched Regardsprotestants, a website dedicated to news from a Protestant perspective.

    A unique gateway into the Protestant world, www.regardsprotestants.com unites content from more than 40 French Protestant media (blogs, TV, press, radio, etc.). From society to faith, culture and international affairs, the website covers all topics that are making headlines around the world.

    This new website - completely free - is aimed at people of the Protestant faith, and more broadly, to anyone interested in religion.

    According to Isabelle Fiévet-Rossignol, Bersier Foundation editorial director: "This project, supported by the Protestant Federation of France, aims to help Protestant media make the transition to increasingly digital and free information. Far from wanting to provide a unified voice – insofar as possible, given that the currents of thought in Protestantism are numerous! – the website will help to distinguish Protestant and non-Protestant beliefs.“

    Interactivity, dialogue and mobility

    www.regardsprotestants.com offers users the ability to voice their opinion about online articles via features that enable comments and sharing. To explore topics further, the “Debates” section invites users to participate in discussions centred on major issues. As such, our first planned debate will be: should one show his or her faith? The site also offers many applications that enable people to keep abreast of news relevant to the Protestant world. These applications include a geolocalization tool that identifies Protestant places of worship that are close-by. All these services are accessible on the go via the mobile site and iPhone, iPad and Android apps. The digital communications plan also includes a Twitter account, a Facebook page and a YouTube channel.

    WordAppeal’s contributions:

    • Methodology and sitemap
    • Technical specifications
    • Graphic design
    • Development (Drupal)
    • Content integration for the site’s launch
    • Creation of Twitter account, Facebook page and YouTube -channel
    • Development of the mobile version, and applications
    • Graphic design of launch material.

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