BIRN Kosovo Trains Prizren Media in Fact-Checking

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The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Kosovo held a training workshop on fact-checking and professional standards in journalism for local media in the Prizren region on November 19.

Media representatives at the workshop, including journalists, media correspondents and court monitors from the municipalities of Prizren, Suhareka/Suva Reka and Dragash, discussed the importance of fact-based research and learned about BIRN’s Kosovo’s fact-checking platform, Krypometer.

The training continued with workshops on ethics in journalism, truthful reporting, privacy and copyright issues and resource protection.

Participants then had the opportunity to gain insight into reporting using information from whistleblowers, security in journalism, research based on the standards set out by the International Fact-Checking Network and in-depth investigations for television.

The lecturers included Kreshnik Gashi, host of the TV programme ‘Justice in Kosovo’, Visar Prebreza, research editor at BIRN Kosovo, and Labinot Leposhtica, coordinator of the BIRN Kosovo Legal Office.

The training was facilitated 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).