The project goal is to enhance the professional capacity of journalists from marginalized communities in Bulgaria (Roma in particular), to increase public awareness within these groups about existing corruption and public funds embezzlement practices and thus to enforce civic participation in exposing and fighting those negative phenomena as well as to secure higher level of transparency and better governance.
The project activities envisage training on Investigative Journalism aimed at active Roma journalists, English language consultation, 5 regional round tables, production of 5 journalistic investigations and promotion of the results, national round table.
MDC project is supported by the USA Program State Alumni.
The National training for PSBs professionals was organized by Media Development Center in the frame of the project MEM – Multicultural Europe in the Media. The training was aimed at journalists working for the national radio and television in Sofia and in their regional stations.
The trainers were Miglena Kazaryan, journalists, Bulgarian National Television, Sofia; and Stanislava Pircheva, journalist, Bulgarian National Radio, Horizont Programme, Sofia. The trainers had participated in the Train the trainers’ sessions held in May 2010 in Sofia in the frame of MEM project and they are among the 11th qualified trainers for media and immigrant/minority organizations.
А project of the Open Society Media Program and the Open Society Information Program
This project will assess the global opportunities and risks that are being created for media around the world by the following developments:
• the switchover from analog broadcasting to digital broadcasting
• the emergence and growth of new media platforms, especially on the internet, as sources of news, the ever closer convergence of traditional broadcasting with telecommunications Opportunities and risks with an impact on the values espoused by OSF appear to include the following: