BIRN Kosovo Holds Training on Combating Gender-based Misinformation and Sexist Language in Media

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On November 30, 2022, BIRN Kosovo organized a training workshop on combating gender-based misinformation and avoiding sexist language in media reporting.

The training brought together 23 participants, 12 of whom were women and 11 of whom were from minority communities, such as Serbian, Roma, Egyptian, and Bosnian.

The participants were from the University “Haxhi Zeka” Law Faculty, media, civil society organizations and media outlets, including: Gracanica Online, Radio Gjakova, Radio Goraždevac, Peja në Fokus online platform, Roma in Action, Mladi Volonteri, and NPU.

The training was delivered by BIRN editors Kreshnik Gashi and Visar Prebreza, who have extensive experience in carrying out investigations and reporting, as well as in delivering training activities for media members and other relevant stakeholders.

Participants learn about topics such as advanced international fact-checking standards, techniques for fact-checking in gender issues and reporting on gender discrimination through traditional and online media.

The training was organized as part of the “Addressing Misinformation Through Fact-Based Journalism” project, which is implemented by BIRN Kosovo and supported by UNMIK.

The aim of the project is to help combat the spread of fake news and disinformation in Kosovo by raising the public’s awareness of these phenomena, while promoting and supporting fact-checking journalism.