BIRN Kosovo Trains Media in Fact-Checking in Gjakova/Djakovica

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BIRN Kosovo gave a training course for local media in Gjakova/Djakovica and the surrounding area on January 27, focusing on fact-checking standards in journalism.

During the first part of the training, media representatives looked into the importance of facts in research, learning how to employ BIRN’s own fact-checking tool, the ‘Krypometer’ (‘Truth-o-Meter’).

The second section of the seminar continued with training related to ethics in journalism, truthful reporting, privacy, copyright, and resource protection.

During the third section, participants had the opportunity to gain insight into reporting based on whistleblowing, journalistic security, research based on International Fact-Checking Network standards and in-depth research for television.

The training was led by Visar Prebreza, editor at BIRN Kosovo and Labinot Leposhtica, the head of BIRN’s Legal Office.

Local journalists, media correspondents and court monitors working in the municipalities of Gjakova, Istog, Malisheva and Rahovec participated in the training.

The course was organised by the ‘Civil Society Program for Albania and Kosovo’, funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by the Kosovo Foundation for Civil Society (KCSF) in partnership with Partners Albania for Change and Development (PA).