Call for Applications: The 5-day Summer School on Dis/misinformation within the Justice System

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The aim of the USAID Justice Activity in Kosovo (Activity) is a more responsive justice system capable of providing people access to quality services and multiple means to solve their justice needs and everyday legal problems to generate greater public trust in the justice system and the rule of law. The Activity is organized by three integrated objectives:
1) Quality and Accessibility of Justice Services Improved,
2) Citizen Understanding, Engagement, and Trust in the Justice System Improved, and
3) Effective Innovations in the Justice Sector Developed.

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Intending to increase public trust in the justice system in Kosovo, the Activity initiated the Fact-Checking project. This project combats misinformation and disinformation about the justice system while educating the wider public on the impacts of false information and the importance of factual reporting.

The Activity invites all Kosovo journalists to be part of the summer school on misinformation within the justice system, which will take place on July 18-22 2024.

Through training by professionals, lectures, and public discussions with the justice system practitioners, the program envisages participants to become equipped with the knowledge and skills to report only based on facts and not fall prone to mis/disinformation.

The program will equip the participants with the necessary skills to fact-check and identify sources of financing disinformation.

The program will include various speakers and trainers who will share insights on various elements of civil legislation in Kosovo.

The program will include field visits, including visits to courts, archives, and different institutions of the justice system.

The program will be hosted by professional fact-checking editors of BIRN Kosovo.

Organizational details: The costs of accommodation and transport shall be covered for all participants.

Who can apply:

Journalists, digital media reporters, media professionals, fact-checkers, and media lawyers who are citizens of Kosovo.

How to apply?

Documents required for the application:

  • CV
  • Expression of interest of up to 300 words

Applicants should submit their applications with the subject “Application for Summer School on Dis/misinformation within the Justice System” at [email protected]. The deadline for submission is on July 8, 2024.

Date of the Summer School: Based on a training curriculum, the program will be held for five working days from July 18 to July 22, 2024.

Location: The main activities of the program will be carried out in Pristina, however study visits in other municipalities will also be part of the agenda.

All participants will be provided with certificates of participation after attending the whole program for five days.