Regional Robin Hood

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Western Balkans
September 2019 - May 2020

BIRN Hub and BIRN Kosovo

The project is set to produce 25 documentaries that will regionally connect productions from five Western Balkans countries to investigate and present social and economic issues – revealing their consequences on the everyday life of citizens.

Summary

By producing documentaries that investigate and present social and economic issues in the region, the project “Regional Robin Hood” aims to reveal systemic inequity and discrimination in the Western Balkans (WB).


Donor

Rockefeller Brothers Fund, National Endowment for Democracy


Main Objective

The project “Regional Robin Hood” aims to reveal inequalities and discrimination in the Western Balkans, seeking to amplify citizens’ perspectives and experiences with transitional injustice and cross-border regional issues.


Specific Objectives

  • To foster greater public awareness and focus on issues that would create pressure on political elites across the region to deal with local and regional problems.     .
  • To inform citizens about some of the causes and consequences of identified issues that affect their lives.
  • To enable public dialogue and encourage citizens’s engagement in reporting about their daily problems.


Main Activities

Through the project will be produced 25  documentaries in the pilot attempt to regionally connect  productions from five WB countries to investigate and present the social and economic issues from a different angle – revealing their consequences on the everyday life of citizens. The product is a regional derivative of a popular series successfully broadcasted in Montenegro for 11 years in the period from 2006 to 2018 (410 one-hour long TV social series). Each show will consist of five 12-minute stories of citizen reported problems ranging from corruption to social injustice and lack of transparent institutions. It is original independent production initiative that includes NGO 35mm Montenegro as a leading partner, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network BIRN that will cover Kosovo, Bosnia and Serbia and the Center for Investigative Journalism SCOOP-Macedonia to cover Northern Macedonia.

Target Groups

Journalists, media professionals, editors, the expert community.

Main Implementer

35 mm, Montenegro

Highlights

BIRN Hub, BIRN Kosovo, Center for Investigative Journalism SCOOP (Noth Macedonia)