Aleksenia Dimitrova, Bulgarian journalist who was a member of the team that won Pulitzer

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IMG_0442 (1)The only Bulgarian woman in the team of over 300 reporters from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists who won Pulitzer for 2017 is the journalist Aleksenia Dimitrova, member of the Board of the Media Development Center.

The team’s prestigious prize is for the Panama Peppers Investigation for offshore celebrity accounts.

“I think when the spirit of the bottle comes out, it could hardly be taken back. In my opinion every politician or any public figure who decides to make any misuse or to hide money and taxes will be more careful from thins moment on. I have the pleasure of working with colleagues from all over the world. It was an honor for me to be part of this world journalism. All colleagues are happy that our work has been appreciated,” Alexenia Dimitrova said.

Media Literacy and Education Needs of Journalists and the Public on the Balkans

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The Media Development Center prepared and presented regional report
„Media Literacy and Education Needs of Journalists and the Public in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbiа “ during a regional conference in Macedonia

On 28 and 29 March in Skopje the Macedonian Institute for Media held the regional conference “Media Literacy and Education Needs of Journalists and the Public”. The event was organized within the framework of the project “Partnership in Southeast Europe for Media Development”, co-funded by the European Union. The conference was attended by more than 50 experts, academics, representatives of society and institutions from countries in Southeast Europe and Turkey.

During the event a special study on the need for adequate education for both journalists and the public in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia was presented. The project was implemented by the Center for Independent Journalism, Romania, in partnership with the Media Development Center, Bulgaria and other organizations representing the media from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

Adriana Popova and Yana Pelovska from the Media Development Center prepared the regional report “Media Literacy and Education Needs of Journalists and the Public in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia” which was presented by Alexenya Dimitrova, member of the Management Board of the MDC.

Alexenya Petrova presenting the report “Media Literacy and Education Needs of Journalists and the Public in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia” prepared by the Media Development Center

Alexenya Dimitrova presenting the report “Media Literacy and Education Needs of Journalists and the Public in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia” prepared by the Media Development Center

The project objectives are to:

– support the development of independent and accountable media in the Western Balkans;
– improve the capacity of media organizations to address working and education conditions of journalists;
– improve knowledge, skills and attitudes of journalists with respect to advocacy and media literacy;
– inform and sparkle educated public debates on freedom of expression in general, and media freedom in particular;
– broaden the stakeholders’ and civic support for media sector reform processes;
– support the accession process of the five IPA countries in the project (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia)

The participants had the opportunity to discuss results and recommendations of the report on the media literacy and educational needs of journalists and society in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro. Discussions were also held on the types of journalistic education, the media literacy of the public, and the importance of freedom of speech and the media.

South-East European Partnership for Media Development

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The project named SEE Partnership for Media Development is implemented by a consortium of media organizations from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania. Media professionals from Kosovo and Turkey are also involved.

The Project is co-financed by the European Commission, the Civil Society Facility, Media Freedom and Accountability Programme, Europe Aid/134613/C/ACT/MULTI. The SEENPM members that are part of the project: Albanian Media Institute (Albania), Mediacenter for Media and Civil Society Development (BiH), Media Initiatives – Association for Media evelopment and Promotion of Professional Journalism (BiH), Macedonian Institute for Media (Macedonia), Montenegro Media Institute (Montenegro), Media Center (Serbia), Media and Reform Centre Nis (Serbia), Media Development Center (Bulgaria).

During the first year of the project, the partners managed to form wonderful teams and working mechanisms in all countries. Numerous studies were conducted. Now final report on the project activities is available for everyone.

flag_yellow_lowThe Project is co-financed by the European Commission, the Civil Society Facility, Media Freedom and Accountability Programme, Europe Aid/134613/C/ACT/MULTI.