The training was held as part of the “Solidifying the Resilience of Kosovo’s Current and Future Journalists” project, and was aimed at students of Kosovo’s state-run high schools that are interested in undergoing training in media production, media literacy and tackling fake news.
The program aims to nurture young talent by mentoring students in the production of videos, photos and articles in order to achieve the main goal of the activity: to create a path for increased independence, transparency, accountability and civic engagement.
A total of 16 students from the social sciences department of the Zenel Hajdini high school participated, 11 of whom were women.
At the end of the training session, youngsters pitched their journalistic ideas, which the BIRN team will collect and thoroughly analyse before selecting the articles and other materials that will be published on the online platform KallxoRinia (Kallxo Youth). The production of all of these articles will be overseen by a team of BIRN Kosovo editors.
In the upcoming months, BIRN will hold another eight sessions at the Social Studies department of high schools from across Kosovo.