Backpack Journalism

Written by Център за развитие на медиите. Posted in Seminars

invitation_Backpack JournalismProfessional discussion and seminars “Backpacked Journalism” will be organized by the Media Development Center with the financial support of the US Embassy in Bulgaria.
The events will be held as follow:
– October 3, 2016, Sofia – professional discussion for representatives of the national media;
– October 4, 2016, Sofia – seminar for representatives of regional media from Southwestern and Northwestern Bulgaria;
– 5 and 6 October 2016, Stara Zagora – seminar for representatives of regional media from the central regions of North and South Bulgaria;
– October 7, 2016, Varna – seminar for representatives of regional media from Southeast and Northeast Bulgaria.
The trainings will be conducted by Kevin Sites, American author and freelance journalist. He has been covering armed conflicts from all over the world for ABC, NBC, CNN, and Yahoo! News. Called „the grandpa of backpack journalism“ by the press, Sites paved the path for fearless reporters who work independently and carry in their backpacks digital technology to shoot, write, edit and send multimedia messages from the most dangerous places around the world.
The events will cover topics such as:
– Backpack Journalism or lessons of war;
– Challenges of the profession in the digital era;
– Online media coverage;
– Improvisation, techniques for interviewing, editing, camera work;
– Ethics;
– TV, print, radio with video, text, audio.
All this will be presented in the light of the challenges that every journalist is facing while working in the modern era of rapid development of technology. For further information and registration, please contact the Media Development Centre.


Written by Център за развитие на медиите. Posted in Conferences and round tables, News

On 3rd and 4th March, 2016 Skopje, MacedIMG_0214onia hosted the Final Youth Forum: Representation of Minorities in the New Media ( It brought together around 50 young people from 14 countries. At the meeting were presented results of monitoring the media in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece and Croatia. Participants had the opportunity to share experience on various studies on the topic, and discuss prospects related to the media coverage of ethnic minorities, sexual and gender minorities, refugees and others. Gergana Kutseva, representative of the Media Development Center,  presented the results of the research conducted in Bulgaria. Before the final youth forum, three other youth forums took place: in Buje, Croatia (10-11 May 2015), Chania, Greece (4-5 September 2015), and Sofia, Bulgaria (4-5 December 2015). The project Youth Challenging Diversity: Representation of Minorities in the New Media was supported by the Europe for Citizens programme. For more information about the international survey, please check here.


Written by Център за развитие на медиите. Posted in News, Workshops and trainings

timthumb-300x148Can you tell a story about poverty in an original and authentic way? Is your story investigative and inclusive? Do уou combine critical thinking with the techniques of the “good old journalism school” to examine facts and research by means of new technologies? If yes, you might be interested in this contest named “Covering poverty” (Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme). For more information, please check here.