BIRN Albania Holds Training on Digital Rights for Journalists

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BIRN Albania organized a training on Digital Rights for Journalists on June 15-17 in Durres, Albania. The training was designed to shed light on digital rights violations and equip journalists with skills and tools to cover stories stemming from this increasingly important topic.

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The training was delivered by BIRN Albania’s editors, Besar Likmeta and Aleksandra Bogdani, as well as by experts on data privacy and cybersecurity, activists, representatives of civil society, the Office of the Commissioner Against Discrimination and the Alliance for Media Ethics.

The training comprised several sessions. They included: protection of personal data by media and journalists; media ethics and self-regulation; hate speech against vulnerable groups and sexual minorities; the balance between cybersecurity and human rights; digital rights violations; journalists’ online safety; and the various reporting techniques used to report on digital rights violations.

Each session included theoretical and practical elements that provided the participants with a better understanding of the concepts presented.

The participants found the training to be highly informative and beneficial and they particularly appreciated the practical nature of the sessions, which allowed them to apply the knowledge gained during the training immediately. They also commended the trainers’ expertise and ability to explain complex concepts in a clear and concise manner.

The training was organized as part of the “Reporting Digital Rights and Freedoms” project, funded by the European Union.