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.
On 3rd and 4th March, 2016 Skopje, Macedonia hosted the Final Youth Forum: Representation of Minorities in the New Media (http://www.mladiinfo.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/info3.pdf). 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.
Can 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.