BIRN Kosovo Holds Workshop on Reintegrating Returnees from War Zones

BIRN Kosovo held a regional workshop on September 28 in the Prizren area on reinforcing the role of Centres for Social Welfare, Municipal Directorates of Education, of Emergency and Security, of Health and of Mental Health – and other relevant institutions – in strengthening the process of reintegration and resocialization of returnees from Middle Eastern conflict zones.

The workshop was delivered by Kreshnik Gashi, editor-in-chief at KALLXO.com and focused on the state’s vision for preventing radicalism and the violent extremism that leads to terrorism, as well as reflecting this vision to the public.

Twelve representatives from the aforementioned institutions participated in the workshop, five of whom were women.

This workshop was the fourth held by BIRN Kosovo as part of the “Resilient Community Program”, which is funded by the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund, GCERF.

 

 

 

 

BIRN Kosovo Holds Training on Reporting Labour Rights

On September 27, BIRN Kosovo held a training module for journalists on reporting labour rights. The training brought together 20 journalists from different communities who learned more about reporting on injuries at work, workplace safety, mistreatment and breaches of employees’ rights, lack of employment contracts, annual leave and maternity leave, among others.

Training was delivered by BIRN editors Kreshnik Gashi and Visar Prebreza, who have extensive experience in investigating, reporting, training and advocating these issues.

Guest speakers included Hekuran Nikçi, Chief Inspector of the Labour Inspectorate and Agim Millaku, Deputy Chief Inspector of Safety at Work.

The Labour Inspectorate said it would increase the number of inspectors to up to 100 by the end of this year. This year alone, nine workers died at their workplaces. It noted healthy cooperation between the Kosovo Labour Inspectorate and international labour organizations.

Labour Inspectorate Chief Nikci added that there is still no database recording workers working without contracts, or if their overall rights are being violated.

Kreshnik Gashi, editor-in-chief of the anti-corruption platform Kallxo.com, spoke about the use of whistleblowers and about building cooperation with institutions that deal with workers’ rights. He stated that some 50,000 workers in Kosovo have no work contracts and that Kallxo.com has received more than 500 reports from workers claiming their rights have been violated.

Visar Prebreza, Managing Editor at BIRN Kosovo, spoke about the topics that journalists can cover regarding labour rights.

Of the 20 journalists participating, from different media, 13 were women and four from minority communities. All participants will be asked to send story pitches to BIRN. Ten will be selected to win a bursary of 500 euros to write stories related to such important topics.

BIRN Kosovo’s journalists and editors will provide editorial support to the winning journalists in the process of identifying their topic of interest, the drafting of their editorial work and the final publication of their media products. These will be published on BIRN’s flagship anti-disinformation platform, Kallxo.com., in a TV/online format.

The bursary and the one-day training module are organized in the framework of the EU-funded project, “Protecting and promoting labour rights of vulnerable groups in the labour market”, which is implemented by ATRC and BIRN Kosovo.

The project aims to improve the working conditions of vulnerable categories of employees, notably within the private sector, including their workplace health and safety, through the promotion of social dialogue between workers and duty bearers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Call for Participation in BIRN Kosovo’s one-day training module for journalists to report on labour rights issues

Are you a student of journalism, young or mid-career journalist eager to expand your journalistic reporting skills? Do you want to develop your capacities in reporting and advocating for labour rights in the Kosovo labour market? Do you think you have the ambition and creativity to be one of the prospective winners of a 500 Euro bursary to write a story on labour rights, health and safety at work? Then look no further!

BIRN Kosovo has the ideal opportunity for you.

BIRN will select the 10 best story pitches to be supported through a bursary amounting to 500 Euros, through which the 10 journalists with the winning pitches will have the opportunity to conduct research, analysis, investigative articles and other publications on various issues that pertain to the field of labour rights.

Moreover, on September 27, 2022 BIRN will organize a one-day training module with journalists and journalism students on the process of reporting on labour rights issues who wish to benefit from the bursary. Please note that in order to be part of the bursary program, interested parties should apply and participate in the above-mentioned training.

The one-day training module will bring together 20 young and mid-career journalists as well as students of journalism from different communities, who will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and hands-on skills on how to report on labour rights issues, including reporting on injuries at work and labour rights abuses, safety in the workplace, mistreatment and breaches of employee rights, failure to adhere to work schedules, working without proper contracts or lack of employment contracts, violating annual leave and maternity leave entitlements, to name a few. The training module will be delivered by BIRN’s own team of award-winning journalists and editors, who have extensive experience in investigating, reporting on and advocating for labour rights issues.

BIRN Kosovo’s team of journalists and editors will provide editorial support to the winning journalists in the process of identifying their topic of interest, in the drafting of their editorial work and in the final publication of their media products. Notably, journalists’ works will be published on BIRN’s flagship anti-disinformation platform, KALLXO.com in a TV/online format. The platform enjoys high viewership and readership rates among the Kosovo public, including its social media platforms, such as Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

The bursary and the one-day training module are organized in the framework of the EU-funded project “Protecting and promoting labour rights of vulnerable groups in the labour market” implemented by ATRC and BIRN Kosovo.

The aim of this project is to improve the working conditions for vulnerable categories of employees, notably within the private sector, including workplace health and safety for women and men, through the promotion of social dialogue between workers and duty bearers.

Who can apply?

Students of journalism, young and mid-career journalists across different regions in Kosovo, who are interested to learn more about reporting and advocating for labour rights issues and become one of the potential winners of ten 500 Euro bursaries, are eligible to apply for this call.

Applicants from marginalized communities in Kosovo, including members of minority ethnic communities and women, that fulfill the above-mentioned criteria are encouraged to apply for this call.

To apply for the one-day training module on reporting on labour rights issues, click here.

The deadline to apply is September 16, 2022.


Thirrje e hapur për pjesëmarrje në trajnimin njëditor të BIRN Kosovë për gazetarët që raportojnë mbi çështjet e të drejtave të punës

Jeni student i gazetarisë, gazetar i ri apo gazetar në mes të karrierës, i etur për t’i zgjeruar shkathtësitë tuaja gazetareske? Dëshiron t’i zhvillosh kapacitetet tuaja në raportim dhe avokim për të drejtat e punës në tregun e punës në Kosovë? Mendon se ke ambicie dhe kreativitet për të qenë një nga fituesit e mundshëm të bursës prej 500 euro për të shkruar storie mbi të drejtat e punës, shëndetin dhe sigurinë në punë? Atëherë mos kërko më tej!

BIRN Kosovë ofron mundësinë ideale për ju.

BIRN do të zgjedhë 10 storiet më të mira të propozuara që do të mbështeten me bursë në shumë prej 500 euro, përmes së cilës bursë 10 gazetarët me propozimet fituese do të kenë mundësi të realizojnë hulumtime, analiza, artikuj hulumtues dhe publikime të tjera për çështje të ndryshme që kanë të bëjnë me fushën e të drejtave të punës.

Për më tepër, më 27 shtator 2022 BIRN do të organizojë një trajnim njëditor me gazetarët dhe studentët e gazetarisë të cilët dëshirojnë të përfitojnë nga bursa, ku fokusi do të jetë në procesin e raportimit për çështjet e të drejtave të punës. Ju lutem keni parasysh se për të qenë pjesë e programit të bursave, të interesuarit duhet të aplikojnë dhe të marrin pjesë në trajnimin e lartpërmendur.

Trajnimi njëditor do t’i mbledhë 20 gazetarë të rinj dhe në mes të karrierës, si dhe studentë të gazetarisë nga komunitete të ndryshme, të cilët do të kenë mundësinë të marrin njohuri dhe t’i ngrisin shkathtësitë praktike në raportimin për çështjet e të drejtave të punës, përfshirë raportimin për lëndimet në punë dhe shkeljet e të drejtave të punës, sigurinë në vendin e punës, keqtrajtimin dhe shkeljen e të drejtave të punëtorëve, mosrespektimin e orarit të punës, punën pa kontratë të rregullt ose mungesën e kontratave të punësimit, shkeljen e të drejtave të pushimit vjetor dhe lehonisë, mes tjerash. Trajnimi do të ofrohet nga ekipi i BIRN-it së bashku me gazetarë dhe redaktorë të vlerësuar me çmime, të cilët kanë përvojë të gjerë në hulumtimin, raportimin dhe mbrojtjen e çështjeve të të drejtave të punës.

Ekipi i gazetarëve dhe redaktorëve nga BIRN Kosovë do të ofrojë mbështetje editoriale për gazetarët fitues në procesin e identifikimit të temës së tyre të interesit, në hartimin e angazhimit të tyre editorial dhe në publikimin përfundimtar të produkteve të tyre mediatike. Në veçanti, storiet e gazetarëve do të publikohen në platformën kryesore të BIRN kundër dezinformimit, KALLXO.com në një format televiziv/online. Platforma gëzon shkallë të lartë shikueshmërie dhe leximit nga qytetarët e Kosovës, përfshirë platformat e saj të mediave sociale si Facebook, YouTube dhe Instagram.

Bursa dhe trajnimi njëditor organizohen në kuadër të projektit të financuar nga BE “Mbrojtja dhe promovimi i të drejtave të punës të grupeve të cenueshme në tregun e punës” zbatuar nga ATRC dhe BIRN Kosovë.

Qëllimi i këtij projekti është përmirësimi i kushteve të punës për kategoritë e punonjësve të cenueshëm, veçanërisht brenda sektorit privat, përfshirë shëndetin dhe sigurinë në vendin e punës për gratë dhe burrat, përmes promovimit të dialogut social ndërmjet punëtorëve dhe bartësve të detyrës.

Kush mund të aplikojë?

Në këtë thirrje kanë të drejtë të aplikojnë studentët e gazetarisë, gazetarët e rinj dhe ata në mes të karrierës nga rajone të ndryshme të Kosovës, të cilët janë të interesuar të mësojnë më shumë rreth raportimit dhe avokimit për çështjet e të drejtave të punës dhe të bëhen fitues të mundshëm të njërës nga dhjetë bursat prej 500 euro.

Inkurajohen aplikuesit nga komunitetet e margjinalizuara në Kosovë, duke përfshirë pjesëtarët e komuniteteve nga pakicat etnike dhe gratë, që plotësojnë kriteret e lartpërmendura.

Për të aplikuar për trajnimin njëditor mbi raportimin për çështjet e të drejtave të punës, klikoni këtu.

Afati i fundit për të aplikuar është 16 shtator 2022.


Otvoreni poziv za učešće u jednodnevnom modulu obuke BIRN Kosovo za novinare za izveštavanje o pitanjima radnih prava

Da li studirate novinarstvo ili ste mladi novinar ili novinar sa karijerom u usponu koji želi da proširi svoje veštine izveštavanja? Da li želite da razvijete kapacitete u izveštavanju i zagovaranju radnih prava na kosovskom tržištu rada? Da li mislite da imate ambiciju i kreativnost da budete jedan od potencijalnih dobitnika stipendije od 500 evra za pisanje priče o radnim pravima, zdravlju i bezbednosti na radu? Onda, ne tražite dalje!

BIRN Kosovo ima odličnu ponudu za vas.

BIRN će izabrati 10 najboljih kratkih opisa priča koje će biti podržane stipendijom u iznosu od 500 evra, a kroz koju će 10 novinara sa pobedničkim kratkim opisom priča biti u prilici da sprovedu istraživanja, analize, istraživačke članke i druge publikacije o različitim pitanjima koja se odnose na oblast radnih prava.

Štaviše, BIRN će 27. septembra 2022. organizovati jednodnevni modul obuke za novinare i studente novinarstva koji žele da dobiju stipendiju o procesu izveštavanja o pitanjima iz oblasti radnih prava. Imajte na umu da kako bi mogli da učestvuju u programu stipendije, zainteresovani moraju da se prijave i učestvuju u gore pomenutoj obuci.

Jednodnevni modul obuke će okupiti 20 mladih novinara i novinara u karijeri u usponu, kao i studente novinarstva iz različitih zajednica, koji će imati priliku da steknu znanja i praktične veštine o tome kako izveštavati o pitanjima iz oblasti radnih prava, uključujući, između ostalog, izveštavanje o povredama na radu i zloupotrebama prava na radu, bezbednosti na radnom mestu, maltretiranju i kršenju prava zaposlenih, nepoštovanju radnog vremena, radu bez odgovarajućih ugovora ili nepostojanju ugovora o radu, kršenju prava na godišnji odmor i porodiljsko odsustvo. Modul obuke će održati BIRN-ova ekipa nagrađivanih novinara i urednika, koji imaju veliko iskustvo u istraživanju, izveštavanju i zagovaranju za pitanja radnih prava.

Novinarski i urednički tim BIRN Kosovo će pružiti uređivačku podršku stipendisanim novinarima u procesu identifikacije njihove teme od interesa, u izradi nacrta njihovog uređivačkog rada i konačnom objavljivanju njihovih medijskih proizvoda. Pored toga, radovi novinara će biti objavljeni na vodećoj platformi za borbu protiv dezinformacija BIRN-a, KALLXO.com, u TV/onlajn formatu. Platforma uživa visoku stopu gledanosti i čitanosti među kosovskom javnošću, uključujući njene platforme na društvenim medijima, kao što su Facebook, YouTube i Instagram.

Stipendija i jednodnevni modul obuke su organizovani u okviru projekta koji finansira EU „Zaštita i promocija radnih prava ranjivih grupa na tržištu rada“, koji implementiraju ATRC i BIRN Kosovo.

Cilj ovog projekta je unapređenje uslova rada za ugrožene kategorije zaposlenih, posebno u privatnom sektoru, uključujući zdravlje i bezbednost na radnom mestu za žene i muškarce, kroz promociju socijalnog dijaloga između radnika i nosilaca dužnosti.

Ko se može prijaviti?

Studenti novinarstva, mladi novinari ili novinari sa karijerom u usponu iz različitih regiona na Kosovu, koji su zainteresovani da saznaju više o izveštavanju i zagovaranju za pitanja radnih prava i postanu jedan od deset potencijalnih dobitnika stipendije od 500 evra, imaju pravo da se prijave na ovaj poziv.

Podstičemo podnosioce prijava iz marginalizovanih zajednica na Kosovu, uključujući pripadnike manjinskih zajednica i žene, koji ispunjavaju gore navedene kriterijume da se prijave na ovaj poziv.

Da biste se prijavili za jednodnevni modul obuke o izveštavanju o pitanjima radnih prava, kliknite ovde.

Rok za prijavljivanje je 16. septembar 2022.

BIRN Kosovo Holds Workshop on Reintegration and Resocialisation of Returnees from Conflict Zones

BIRN Kosovo held a regional workshop on July 22 on reinforcing the role of Centres for Social Welfare and relevant municipal directorates in strengthening the reintegration and resocialization of returnees from Middle Eastern conflict zones, to prevent violent extremism and terrorism in Kosovo.

The workshop consisted of two sessions. The first, delivered by Kreshnik Gashi, editor-in-chief at KALLXO.com, focused on the state’s vision for preventing radicalism and violent extremism that leads to terrorism, as well as reflecting this vision in communication with the public.

The second was delivered by Gani Mustafa, Director at the Centre for Social Work in the municipality of Mitrovica.

This focused on the role of Centres for Social Work in the early identification of radical behaviour, as well as in the treatment of people affected by violent extremism.

In total, 15 representatives from Centres for Social Welfare, the Directorate of Health, Directorate of Education, Probation Services and the Centre for Mental Health participated in the workshop.

This workshop was the third held by BIRN Kosovo as part of the “Resilient Community Program”, which is funded by the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund, GCERF.

 

 

 

 

BIRN Kosovo Holds Anti-Disinformation Summer School

From July 25-29, 2022, BIRN Kosovo held its first Anti-Disinformation Summer School in Prishtina, hosting 19 students and young journalists from different communities all over Kosovo.

BIRN Kosovo’s first Anti-Disinformation Summer School, held between July 25 and 29 at Amazona Hotel in Prishtina, brought together a diverse group of students and young journalists from all corners of Kosovo, to train them in identifying and debunking fake news and disinformation and develop their skills in fact-checking journalism.

The sessions consisted of various activities, including training modules delivered by renowned local journalists and editors, discussion sessions with distinguished guest speakers in the field of journalism and beyond, Q&A sessions with representatives from public institutions in Kosovo and field trips to cultural sites in and around Prishtina.

On the first day, BIRN Kosovo welcomed the Ambassador of Switzerland in Kosovo, Thomas Kolly, who, together with BIRN’s Executive Director, Jeta Xharra, gave opening statements at the kickoff of the Anti-Disinformation Summer School. Participants were then introduced to the history of fake news and disinformation by Kreshnik Gashi, managing editor of BIRN Kosovo’s KALLXO.com platform, followed by the first training module, delivered by Gashi on the basic principles of journalism and investigative reporting.

The first day ended with a field visit to the Archives of the Republic of Kosovo in Prishtina, where participants met Bedri Zybera, the Executive Chief Officer, who briefed them on the role of this institution in the preservation of archival material, its systematization and handling, and the process of making it available for all interested parties, including journalists. Participants then visited the storehouse where the all the archival material owned by this institution is kept.

Some of the highlights of day two included: a Q&A session with Bekim Kupina, Adviser to the President of Kosovo, who discussed the mechanisms used by this institution to debunk fake news and disinformation directed at the President of Kosovo and the Presidency; a training module on international fact-checking mechanisms and fact-checking economics, politics, security and current affairs issues, delivered by Visar Prebreza, editor at KALLXO.com; and the field visit to the Documentation Center Kosovo, where participants viewed the exhibition “Once Upon A Time And Never Again”, in memory of the 1,133 children killed in the war in Kosovo 1998-2000.

During the third day of the Summer School, participants were joined virtually by two prominent guest speakers, Elida Zylbeari, editor-in-chief at PORTALB/Metamorphosis in North Macedonia, and Marija Ristic, Regional Director of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN.

Among other things, Zylbeari talked about the role of PORTALB as the only fact-checking platform in North Macedonia. Ristic spoke on the regional context of disinformation and fake news as well as the role of BIRN in strengthening the resilience of the media against fake news and malign influences.

As part of the Q&A session on “Disinformation from an Institutional Point of View”, participants spoke to Flora Ahmeti-Haziri, from the Information Office of the Kosovo Police, on key public communication challenges faced by this institution and ways to overcome them. Part of the third day’s activities was also a training module on media ethics and the legal consequences of defamation and libel, delivered by Labinot Leposhtica, head of the Legal Office at BIRN Kosovo.

This was followed by an interactive group activity in which participants had to identify violations of the Code of Ethics in two articles given to them. Day three of the Summer School ended with a visit to the studio of RTV Dukagjini, where participants witnessed first-hand the process of news production and broadcasting.

One day four, participants welcomed guest speaker Imer Mushkolaj, Executive Director at the Press Council of Kosovo, PCK, who discussed the importance of regulatory and self-regulatory bodies such as the PCK in fighting fake news and disinformation. Participants were later joined by Ersan Qavolli, Prosecutor at the Basic Prosecution in Peja, who spoke about the mechanisms used by this institution to communicate with the public as well as the cooperation (or lack of it) between local media and the Prosecution.

Participants then gained hands-on skills in conducting citizen-based reporting and investigating stories on human rights and corruption, followed by a training module on producing and editing videos and identifying deep-fake content, delivered by Internews Kosova’s Producer, Valdet Salihu. Day four ended with a cultural visit to the Grand Hotel, where participants saw artworks exhibited in this hotel as part of the Manifesta 14 Biennal festival currently taking place in Prishtina.

Executive Director of KoSSev Tatjana Lazarevic joined participants on the last day of the Anti-Disinformation Summer School, to talk to them about propaganda and fake news in the context of the Serbian community in Kosovo as well as about the role of KoSSev in providing objective and trustworthy information to the community.

The end of the Summer School was marked with a small reception, before which participants were asked to reflect on lessons learned, challenges ahead, and their plans for the future. All participants were awarded a Certificate of Acknowledgment for having attended the Summer School.

A total of 19 participants attended, of whom 11 were women. One participant joined the Summer School virtually via Zoom, while the remaining 18 followed in person at Amazona Hotel. Of the 19 participants, five were from minority communities in Kosovo, including three from the Bosniak community, one from the Roma community and one from the Turkish community.

The Anti-Disinformation Summer School was organized in the framework of the project “Contribute to increasing transparency and accountability of the Kosovo government and raise citizens’ awareness on disinformation”, funded by the Swiss embassy in Kosovo.

 

 

 

Contribute to Increasing Transparency and Accountability of Kosovo Govt and Raise Awareness of Disinformation

BIRN Kosovo

This project aims to improve inter-community relations by facilitating spaces for Albanians, Serbs and those from other ethnic communities to interact, while also providing a channel through which members of various Kosovo communities can express their grievances and their hopes for the future. Furthermore, the project aims to increase public awareness and understanding of fake news and disinformation among citizens and particularly among young people from different communities in Kosovo.

Summary:

The worldwide phenomena of fake news and disinformation have plagued Western Balkan countries, like others, in recent years. Kosovo has been no exception. There has been a surge there of fake news about the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 parliamentary elections as well as about the EU-mediated Kosovo-Serbia dialogue.

In the context of the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, media outlets in both countries have spread misinformation. In Kosovo, statements from Serbian politicians or other media outlets are often presented to readers as insults against Kosovo, either for political purposes or as a means to boost engagement. In Serbia, media campaigns to delegitimize Kosovo’s statehood and undermine its governance capabilities and relations with the EU are widespread.

The EU-mediated Kosovo-Serbia dialogue on normalization of relations has now been in stalemate for months. The sides are yet to come to a comprehensive and binding agreement – a prospect that does not seem within reach. The process of the dialogue has been accompanied by a lack of transparency from both governments, which has contributed to the limited level of information among citizens about the process and its outcomes. Meanwhile, relations on the ground between Albanians and Serbians in Kosovo, as well as between the two countries, have not improved significantly.

It is concerning that the youth are also burdened by the impact of conflict memories. This is fueled by antagonistic conflict narratives provided in two parallel education systems and limited cross-community interactions at all levels. In the meantime, young boys and girls from both communities face similar challenges, including a lack of education, job opportunities, as well as poor economic conditions.

Given these common challenges, it is important to establish platforms for cross-community interactions. These would allow representatives from all communities, particularly Albanians and Serbians, to exchange views on grievances and build reconciliation through imagining different futures. Kosovo today needs new and creative solutions, to effectively address protracted economic, social and political problems and to shape an inclusive narrative about shared priorities for the future.

In the framework of the proposed project, BIRN Kosovo and Internews Kosova (I/KS) will provide a space for dialogue, elicit joint solutions to joint problems and feature good practices through the publication of articles and broadcasting of stories that bring together citizens from different ethnic communities in Kosovo to discuss the key challenges they face.

The project will feature community experiences in tackling issues ranging from economics, politics and security to current affairs, and will involve a segment in the programmes hosting decision makers to address the issues and solutions raised by community leaders and participants during the debates.

The project further aims to fight fake news and disinformation by promoting adherence to the media Code of Ethics and raising awareness about the mechanisms available to address these phenomena – while also publishing fact-checking articles and news articles on identifying and debunking fake news and disinformation on the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, inter-ethnic relations, vulnerable communities and other related topics.

Lastly, the project aims to provide the youth of Kosovo from different ethnic backgrounds with the tools they need to fight fake news and disinformation through training opportunities offered within the framework of the Summer School.

Donor:

Embassy of Switzerland in Kosovo

Main objectives:

 Objective 1: contribute to improving inter-ethnic relations through facilitating communication and providing a platform to voice the challenges faced by all communities, as well as positive examples;

Objective 2: increase public awareness of fake news and disinformation among citizens from different ethnic backgrounds in Kosovo, especially among the young.

 Main Activities:

  1. Raise public discussion through three (3) TV debates by Kosovo MPs on the level of implementation of the Law on the Use of Languages, Law on Protection from Discrimination and Law on Local Self-Government;
  2. Broadcast ten (10) TV programmes on inter-municipal and inter-sectoral cooperation, to promote good practices through solution-driven journalism;
  3. Raise awareness and promote positive examples through seven (7) TV programmes of stories of all community members, in particular Albanian and Serbian communities living in Kosovo;
  4. Promote the importance of self-regulatory and regulatory bodies efforts in fighting disinformation and fake news through two (2) TV debates;
  5. Draft five (5) position papers with the Press Council of Kosovo on the Code of Ethics and organise working meetings with members of the Council to discuss and address findings;
  6. Publish eighty (80) fact-checking articles on KALLXO.com’s Krypometër (Truth-o-meter) section on implementation of the dialogue process;
  7. Publish twenty (20) short news articles on identifying and debunking fake news and disinformation, as well as stories relating to inter-ethnic relations, on the KALLXO.com platform;
  8. Organise a summer school on the topic of anti-disinformation with young people from different ethnic communities in Kosovo;
  9. Provide internship and mentorship opportunities to five (5) university students to report on topics related to inter-ethnic relations and disinformation;
  10. Organise exchange of experiences and best practices with partners organisations from Georgia/other countries.

Target Groups:

  • Members of all ethnic communities in Kosovo, particularly Albanians and Serbs;
  • Youth from different ethnic backgrounds;
  • Citizens of Kosovo.

Main implementer:

BIRN Kosovo

Partners:

Internews Kosova

Project associates:

Press Council of Kosova, TV Mreza Network and Gracanica Online

 

Mapping Digital Rights Violations and Fighting Disinformation in Central Europe Region

BIRN

This project aims to advance public knowledge of and ability to assert the right to information, to discern disinformation and abuse online and to access and contribute to the information and public discussion on which official decision-making is based.

Summary:

Over the last decade the journalism techniques have evolved as well as the challenges that require professional and accurate coverage. The fast-changing world of technology needs professional journalism that can respond to the emerging challenges without sacrificing ethics or the standards. The need for a more coherent and cross-sectoral approach in addressing the digital rights challenges has become particularly visible during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the fast- evolving use of advanced technologies, online violations and privacy breaches are posing serious concerns. The proposed actions are addressing emerging trends connected with the process of digital development in the targeted region, as well as past events in the online arena that have proved capable to easily reshape democracies and daily lives. The project relies on the principles of human rights, security and the safety of personal data and the responsible use of innovative technologies.

The overall objective is to advance public knowledge of and ability to assert the right to information, to discern disinformation and abuse online and to access and contribute to the promotion of the right to freedom of opinion and expression as guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the public discussion on which official decision- making is based. The project will work to achieve these outcomes: 1) Determined patterns in digital freedom violations in the targeted region that will serve as a basis for development of protection and prevention mechanisms, policy recommendation legal framework improvements; 2) Societies better informed on current digital freedom violations and digital rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Kosovo*; 3) Enhanced role of civil society in the process of reporting violations, defending their rights, issuing policy and legal framework recommendations and dissemination of accurate news and information.

BIRN capacitated monitors will conduct the monitoring to keep track of the occurring digital rights violations that will be compiled in a comprehensive digital rights report and presented at the project’s final event. To unleash the power of journalism, BIRN will organize trainings to provide editorial, financial, and mentoring support to journalists for producing in-depth digital rights stories. Also, BIRN will use the capacities of a newly established SEE Digital Rights Network to ensure the engagement of the Network’s member organizations from the region (national and regional meetings) and to streamline the advocacy efforts in order to increase the impact of the action.

IF we establish online platforms for mapping and tracking digital rights violations in the targeted region, trained journalists will use gathered data for producing quality journalistic content, and network of stakeholders will follow-up on these findings, THEN we will improve the understanding of existing online threats among general population and governments in the region and will initiate necessary policy changes, BECAUSE only citizens able to critically think can make informed choices and fulfill their watchdog role.

Donor:

UN Democracy Fund

Main objectives:

To advance public knowledge of and ability to assert the right to information, to discern disinformation and abuse online and to access and contribute to promotion of the right to freedom of opinion and expression as guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the public discussion on which official decision-making is based.

 Main Activities:

  1. Develop and launch databases for continuous monitoring of digital rights violations in Kosovo and Montenegro;
  2. Monitor digital rights violations on a regional level in targeted countries;
  3. Produce and publish a cross-regional report on the state of digital rights;
  4. Draft and issue recommendations in regards to digital rights violations in the targeted countries;
  5. Organize a public event to present the digital rights report’s findings;
  6. Train ten (10) journalists from media outlets in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo on boosting their skills to report on digital rights violations;
  7. Produce and publish ten (10) in-depth investigative stories by trained journalists, dealing with the state of digital rights in their countries;
  8. Include new members in the SEE Digital Rights Network;
  9. Organize five national and three regional meetings with SEE Digital Rights Network members.

Target Groups:

Vulnerable groups were the most targeted group in terms of online hostility and hatred during the COVID-19 related state of emergencies, particularly those from the LGBT+, Roma, Jewish, female-identifying, and migrant communities. Online attacks contained discriminatory language and derogatory terms with women facing misogynistic and gender-based harassment and the LGBT+ community facing hated-fueled homophobic attacks. The harmful patterns of behavior from the offline world are transposed to the online sphere, where perpetrators feel more able to attack without fear to be held accountable for any wrongdoing. The project will contribute to more professional reporting on different vulnerable groups’ digital rights violations, sensitizing both journalists and general public on issues these marginalized groups are facing. Through its publishing component the project will create space for the voices and experiences of vulnerable groups to be heard.

Main implementer:

BIRN

The project is made possible through support from the United Nations Democracy Fund, UNDEF.

 

Call for Applications: BIRN Kosovo’s Anti-Disinformation Summer School 2022

BIRN Kosovo’s first ever Anti-Disinformation Summer School will offer young people from different communities an opportunity to acquire state-of-the-art knowledge and skills on fact-checking journalism – and it’s free.

Are you a student or young journalist eager to learn and grow professionally even when the rest of your peers are off on summer holidays? Are you up for meeting new people with the same interests as you? Do you want to meet renowned journalists and acquire hands-on skills on fact-checking journalism from certified trainers? Then BIRN Kosovo has the right place for you.

From July 25-29, 2022, BIRN Kosovo is hosting the first Anti-Disinformation Summer School, offering young people from different communities in Kosovo an opportunity to acquire state-of-the-art knowledge and skills on fact-checking journalism, all while interacting with young like-minded peers.

With fake news and disinformation being “the sign of the times”, especially with the current situation in Ukraine and the Russian disinformation apparatus surrounding it, training students and young journalists from different communities in Kosovo to identify and debunk fake news and disinformation is crucial to preventing the spread of these phenomena in Kosovo and beyond.

BIRN’s Anti-Disinformation Summer School will be held at Amazona Hotel in Prishtina from July 25-29. In the framework of the Summer School, BIRN Kosovo is teaming up with renowned local and regional journalists who will share their experiences and speak on the importance of fact-checking journalism as a means of countering malign foreign and domestic influences.

BIRN has put together a team of award-winning trainers with extensive experience in fact-checking journalism to deliver a series of training modules covering topics including: the basics of investigative journalism; international fact-checking standards and mechanisms; media ethics and the legal consequences of defamation and libel; fact-checking on a variety of issues relating to economics, rule of law, politics and other current affairs issues; and identification of “deep fake” – to name a few.

The programme will comprise training modules consisting of talks from renowned local and regional guest speakers, Q&As with public officials on the topic of disinformation from an institutional point of view and hands-on training sessions delivered by certified and award-winning trainers.

Guest speakers will share their experience in investigating and reporting on key topics that are of relevance to the local and regional context, including risks of disinformation and fake news stemming external actors, the war in Ukraine and its reverberations in Kosovo.

Participants will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and hands-on skills to engage in fact-checking journalism through comprehensive and interactive modules put together by BIRN’s professional trainers.

Participants will also have a chance to put their newly acquired knowledge and skills into practice through individual and group work activities, which will take place at the end of each afternoon session.

All activities organized in the framework of the Anti-Disinformation Summer School will be held in parallel in Albanian and Serbian languages, with simultaneous translation provided. Simultaneous English translation will be provided on selected days.

Participation in the Anti-Disinformation Summer School is free. Accommodation, meals and transportation expenses will be covered fully by BIRN Kosovo.

Who can apply?

Eligible participants include students in Kosovo in their final year of studies in journalism, law, political science or social studies as well as young, aspiring, junior journalists in Kosovo. Applicants from marginalized communities in Kosovo that fulfill the afore-mentioned criteria are encouraged to apply.

To apply for the Anti-Disinformation Summer School, click here.

The deadline to apply is July 17, 2022, by 23.59 (local time).

 

Thirrje për Aplikim: Shkolla Verore për Anti-Dezinformim 2022, organizuar nga BIRN Kosova

 A je student apo gazetar në moshë të re dhe ke etje për të mësuar dhe për t’u zhvilluar profesionalisht përkundër faktit se të gjithë bashkëmoshatarët tu kanë shkuar në pushime verore? A je gati për të takuar njerëz të rinj që kanë të njëjtat interesa si ti? A dëshiron të takosh gazetarë të shquar dhe të fitosh aftësi praktike në gazetarinë e cila merret me verifikimin e fakteve, madje nga trajnerë të certifikuar? Nëse po, atëherë BIRN Kosova ka organizuar diçka fiks për ty. Prej datës 25 deri më 29 korrik 2022, BIRN Kosova do të organizojë shkollën e parë verore për anti-dezinformim, dhe do të ofrojë një mundësi të veçantë ku të rinjtë e komuniteteve të ndryshme të Kosovës do të fitojnë njohuritë dhe shkathtësitë më të fundit të gazetarisë së verifikimit të fakteve, ndërkohë që do të bashkëveprosh me bashkëmoshatarë të rinj që kanë mendime të ngjashme si ti.

Kur lajmet e rreme dhe dezinformatat janë bërë “simbol i kohës aktuale”, veçanërisht kur marrim parasysh situatën aktuale që po zhvillohet në Ukrainë dhe aparatin dezinformues të Rusisë që po i rrethon ato ngjarje, trajnimi i studentëve dhe gazetarëve të rinj nga komunitete të ndryshme të Kosovës lidhur me identifikimin dhe demaskimin e lajmeve të rreme dhe dezinformimit është me rëndësi sipërore në parandalimin e përhapjes së këtyre dukurive në Kosovë dhe përtej saj.

Shkolla Verore për Anti-Dezinformim do të mbahet në Hotel Amazonë në Prishtinë, në datat 25-29 korrik 2022. Në kuadër të kësaj Shkolle Verore, BIRN Kosova ka formuar një ekip të fortë bashkë me gazetarë të njohur vendorë dhe rajonalë, të cilët do të ndajnë përvojën e tyre dhe do të flasin për rëndësinë e angazhimit në gazetarinë e verifikimit të fakteve si mjet i luftimit të ndikimeve keq-dashëse të huaja dhe vendore.

Madje, BIRN ka formuar një ekip trajnerësh të shquar të cilët kanë çmime prestigjioze në gazetari dhe përvojë të gjerë në verifikim të fakteve, dhe të cilët do të ofrojnë një varg modulesh trajnimi të cilat do të mbulojnë një spektër të gjerë temash, duke përfshirë: bazat e gazetarisë hulumtuese, standardet ndërkombëtare dhe mekanizmat ndërkombëtarë në verifikim të fakteve, etika mediale dhe pasojat ligjore të shpifjes dhe përgojimit medial, verifikimi i fakteve tek një sërë çështjesh që lidhen me ekonominë, sundimin e ligjit, politikën, si dhe çështje të tjera aktuale, siç është për shembull, identifikimi i “dip fejk-ut” (“deep fake”, falsifikimi i thellë, vendosja e fytyrës së një personi mbi një person tjetër në video).

Programi i trajnimit do të përfshijë module ditore, të cilat do të përfshijnë biseda me mysafirë të ftuar që janë të njohur në Kosovë dhe rajon, pyetje dhe përgjigje me zyrtarë publikë mbi temën e dezinformimit nga këndvështrimi institucional, si dhe sesione të trajnimit praktik të cilat do të ofrohen nga trajnerë të certifikuar dhe të shpërblyer me çmime të ndryshme.

Mysafirët e ftuar që do të prezantojnë do të ndajnë përvojën e tyre në gazetari raportuese dhe atë hulumtuese të bërë në tema që janë të rëndësishme për kontekstin lokal dhe rajonal, duke përfshirë rreziqet e dezinformimit dhe të lajmeve të rreme që rrjedhin nga palë të jashtme, lufta në Ukrainë dhe jehona e saj në Kosovë.

Përmes moduleve gjithëpërfshirëse dhe ndërvepruese që kanë përgatitur trajnerët profesionistë të BIRN, pjesëmarrësit do të kenë mundësi të fitojnë njohuri dhe aftësi praktike për të bërë gazetari fakt-verifikuese. Pjesëmarrësit do të kenë mundësinë të praktikojnë njohuritë dhe aftësitë e posa-fituara përmes angazhimit në punë individuale dhe punë grupore, të cilat do të zhvillohen në fund të çdo sesioni të pasdites.

Të gjitha aktivitetet që do të organizohen në kuadër të Shkollës Verore për Anti-Dezinformim do të zhvillohen paralelisht në gjuhën shqipe dhe serbe, me përkthim simultan. Gjithashtu, në ditë të caktuara të programit do të ofrohet përkthim simultan edhe në anglisht.

Pjesëmarrja në Shkollën Verore për Anti-Dezinformim është falas. Shpenzimet e qëndrimit, ushqimit dhe transportit do të mbulohen plotësisht nga BIRN Kosova.

Kush mund të aplikojë?

Pjesëmarrës të pranuar mund të jenë studentët e Kosovës të cilët janë në vitin e fundit të studimeve në drejtimet në vijim: gazetari, juridik, shkenca politike apo shkenca sociale, si dhe gazetarët e rinj me ambicie të larta, dhe gazetarët e posa-inkuadruar në fushën e gazetarisë në Kosovë. Inkurajohen të aplikojnë pjesëmarrës nga komunitetet e margjinalizuara në Kosovë të cilët përmbushin kriteret e lartpërmendura.

Për të aplikuar në Shkollën Verore për Anti-Dizinformim, klikoni këtu.

Afati i fundit për të aplikuar në Shkollën Verore për Anti-Dezinformim është 17 korrik 2022, ora 23:59.

Poziv za prijave: Letnja škola BIRN Kosovo protiv dezinformacija 2022.

 Da li ste student ili mladi novinar koji želi da uči i da se profesionalno razvija čak i kada su ostale vaše kolege na letnjem odmoru? Da li ste spremni za upoznavanje novih ljudi sa istim interesovanjima kao i vi? Da li želite da se upoznate sa renomiranim novinarima i steknete praktične veštine o novinarstvu za proveru činjenica od sertifikovanih trenera? Onda BIRN Kosovo ima pravo mesto za vas. U periodu od 25. do 29. jula 2022. BIRN Kosovo će biti domaćin prve letnje škole protiv dezinformacija, koja nudi jedinstvenu priliku mladim ljudima iz različitih zajednica na Kosovu da steknu najsavremenija znanja i veštine o novinarstvu za proveravanje činjenica, a istovremeno u interakciji sa mladim kolegama istomišljenika.

S obzirom da su lažne vesti i dezinformacije „obeležje vremena“, posebno sa trenutnom situacijom u Ukrajini i ruskim dezinformacionim aparatom oko iste, obučavanje studenata i mladih novinara iz različitih zajednica na Kosovu o identifikovanju i raskrinkavanju lažnih vesti i dezinformacija je od suštinskog značaja u sprečavanju širenja ovih pojava na Kosovu, a i šire.

Letnja škola protiv dezinformacija će biti održana u Hotelu Amazona u Prištini, od 25. do 29. jula 2022. U okviru Letnje škole, BIRN Kosovo se udružuje sa renomiranim domaćim i regionalnim novinarima koji će podeliti svoja iskustva i govoriti o značaju bavljenja novinarstvom za proveravanje činjenica kao sredstvom za suzbijanje zloćudnih stranih i domaćih uticaja.

Štaviše, BIRN je okupio tim nagrađivanih trenera sa velikim iskustvom u novinarstvu za proveravanje činjenica, koji će održati niz modula obuke koji pokrivaju širok spektar tema, uključujući, da spomenemo samo neke od njih: osnove istraživačkog novinarstva, međunarodni standardi i mehanizmi za proveravanje činjenica, medijska etika i pravne posledice klevete i opanjkavanja, provera činjenica o raznim pitanjima koja se odnose na ekonomiju, vladavinu prava, politiku i druga tekuća pitanja i identifikaciju dip fejka (dubokog lažiranja).

Program obuke će se sastojati od dnevnih modula obuke, koji će se sastojati od razgovora sa renomiranim lokalnim i regionalnim gostujućim govornicima, pitanja i odgovora sa javnim zvaničnicima na temu dezinformacija sa institucionalne tačke gledišta i praktičnih obuka koje će održati sertifikovani i nagrađivani treneri.

Gostujući govornici će podeliti svoja iskustva u istraživanju i izveštavanju o ključnim temama koje su od značaja za lokalni i regionalni kontekst, uključujući pretnje od dezinformacija i lažnih vesti koje potiču od spoljnih aktera, rat u Ukrajini i odjek na Kosovu.

Učesnici će imati priliku da steknu znanja i praktične veštine za angažovanje u novinarstvu za proveravanje činjenica kroz sveobuhvatne i interaktivne module koje sastavljaju BIRN-ovi profesionalni treneri. Učesnici biti u prilici da uvežbaju novostečena znanja i veštine kroz individualne i aktivnosti rada u grupama, koje će se odvijati na kraju svake popodnevne sesije.

Sve aktivnosti koje se organizuju u okviru Letnje škole protiv dezinformacija održavaće se paralelno na albanskom i srpskom jeziku, a simultani prevod je obezbeđen. Pored toga, biće obezbeđen i simultani prevod na engleski u određenim danima programa.

Učešće na Letnjoj školi protiv dezinformacija je besplatno. Troškove smeštaja, obroka i prevoza će u potpunosti snositi BIRN Kosovo.

Ko se može prijaviti?

Učesnici koji imaju pravo da se prijave uključuju studente na Kosovu koji su trenutno na završnoj godini studija u sledećim disciplinama: novinarstvo, pravo, politička nauke ili društvene nauke, kao i mladi, ambiciozni novinari i mlađi novinari na Kosovu. Podstičemo podnosioce prijava iz marginalizovanih zajednica na Kosovu koji ispunjavaju gore navedene kriterijume da se prijave na ovaj poziv.

Da biste se prijavili za Letnju školu protiv dezinformacija, kliknite ovde.

Krajnji rok za prijavljivanje na Letnju školu protiv dezinformacija je 17. jul 2022. do 23.59 (po lokalnom vremenu).

 

 

Culture of Impunity Still Influences Kosovo Courts’ Corruption Sentences – Report

Latest report by BIRN and Internews Kosova says corruption verdicts don’t follow Supreme Court guidelines, and are often too mild.

BIRN and Internews Kosova published their latest court monitoring report on Tuesday, entitled “Impunity to Corruption”.

The report, consisting of findings from analysing 40 corruption case verdicts during 2021, shows that Kosovo courts in these cases did not follow Supreme court guidelines in their punitive verdicts.

The report provides information on the low sentences often imposed in corruption cases and on the circumstances that were considered for the imposition of these lower sentences.

It reveals that there is often no justification for aggravating and mitigating circumstances in court judgments in corruption cases.

Albulena Haxhiu, Minister of Justice, who was part of the panel at the publication of the report, congratulated BIRN and I/KS for their contribution to Kosovo’s justice system with the monitoring reports.

“This report, and these cases that have been under the magnifying lens of the monitors, should be placed under the magnifying lens of the mechanisms of the Judicial Council on the issue of performance and professionalism of judges or trial panels that have issued such decisions,” Haxhiu said on Facebook.

Enver Peci, President of the Supreme Court, stated that the report and the data it contains are useful to the judicial system. The Supreme Court’s rules on criminal policy must be implemented in the future along with clear procedures, he added, in order to prevent organisations that monitor the legal system from reaching differing conclusions on the same problems.

Albert Zogaj, chairman of the Kosovo Judicial Council, said that in the process of furthering judicial reform, the subject of punitive policy in corruption cases has a specific relevance.

This was the 16th monitoring report of the judicial and prosecutorial system in Kosovo conducted by BIRN and I/KS.

The full report can be found here

 

Contribute to Increasing Transparency and Accountability of Kosovo Govt and Raise Awareness of Disinformation

BIRN Kosovo

This project aims to improve inter-community relations by facilitating spaces for Albanians, Serbs and those from other ethnic communities to interact, while also providing a channel through which members of various Kosovo communities can express their grievances and their hopes for the future. Furthermore, the project aims to increase public awareness and understanding of fake news and disinformation among citizens and particularly among young people from different communities in Kosovo.

Summary:

The worldwide phenomena of fake news and disinformation have plagued Western Balkan countries, like others, in recent years. Kosovo has been no exception. There has been a surge there of fake news about the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 parliamentary elections as well as about the EU-mediated Kosovo-Serbia dialogue.

In the context of the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, media outlets in both countries have spread misinformation. In Kosovo, statements from Serbian politicians or other media outlets are often presented to readers as insults against Kosovo, either for political purposes or as a means to boost engagement. In Serbia, media campaigns to delegitimize Kosovo’s statehood and undermine its governance capabilities and relations with the EU are widespread.

The EU-mediated Kosovo-Serbia dialogue on normalization of relations has now been in stalemate for months. The sides are yet to come to a comprehensive and binding agreement – a prospect that does not seem within reach. The process of the dialogue has been accompanied by a lack of transparency from both governments, which has contributed to the limited level of information among citizens about the process and its outcomes. Meanwhile, relations on the ground between Albanians and Serbians in Kosovo, as well as between the two countries, have not improved significantly.

It is concerning that the youth are also burdened by the impact of conflict memories. This is fueled by antagonistic conflict narratives provided in two parallel education systems and limited cross-community interactions at all levels. In the meantime, young boys and girls from both communities face similar challenges, including a lack of education, job opportunities, as well as poor economic conditions.

Given these common challenges, it is important to establish platforms for cross-community interactions. These would allow representatives from all communities, particularly Albanians and Serbians, to exchange views on grievances and build reconciliation through imagining different futures. Kosovo today needs new and creative solutions, to effectively address protracted economic, social and political problems and to shape an inclusive narrative about shared priorities for the future.

In the framework of the proposed project, BIRN Kosovo and Internews Kosova (I/KS) will provide a space for dialogue, elicit joint solutions to joint problems and feature good practices through the publication of articles and broadcasting of stories that bring together citizens from different ethnic communities in Kosovo to discuss the key challenges they face.

The project will feature community experiences in tackling issues ranging from economics, politics and security to current affairs, and will involve a segment in the programmes hosting decision makers to address the issues and solutions raised by community leaders and participants during the debates.

The project further aims to fight fake news and disinformation by promoting adherence to the media Code of Ethics and raising awareness about the mechanisms available to address these phenomena – while also publishing fact-checking articles and news articles on identifying and debunking fake news and disinformation on the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, inter-ethnic relations, vulnerable communities and other related topics.

Lastly, the project aims to provide the youth of Kosovo from different ethnic backgrounds with the tools they need to fight fake news and disinformation through training opportunities offered within the framework of the Summer School.

Donor:

Embassy of Switzerland in Kosovo

Main objectives:

 Objective 1: contribute to improving inter-ethnic relations through facilitating communication and providing a platform to voice the challenges faced by all communities, as well as positive examples;

Objective 2: increase public awareness of fake news and disinformation among citizens from different ethnic backgrounds in Kosovo, especially among the young.

 Main Activities:

  1. Raise public discussion through three (3) TV debates by Kosovo MPs on the level of implementation of the Law on the Use of Languages, Law on Protection from Discrimination and Law on Local Self-Government;
  2. Broadcast ten (10) TV programmes on inter-municipal and inter-sectoral cooperation, to promote good practices through solution-driven journalism;
  3. Raise awareness and promote positive examples through seven (7) TV programmes of stories of all community members, in particular Albanian and Serbian communities living in Kosovo;
  4. Promote the importance of self-regulatory and regulatory bodies efforts in fighting disinformation and fake news through two (2) TV debates;
  5. Draft five (5) position papers with the Press Council of Kosovo on the Code of Ethics and organise working meetings with members of the Council to discuss and address findings;
  6. Publish eighty (80) fact-checking articles on KALLXO.com’s Krypometër (Truth-o-meter) section on implementation of the dialogue process;
  7. Publish twenty (20) short news articles on identifying and debunking fake news and disinformation, as well as stories relating to inter-ethnic relations, on the KALLXO.com platform;
  8. Organise a summer school on the topic of anti-disinformation with young people from different ethnic communities in Kosovo;
  9. Provide internship and mentorship opportunities to five (5) university students to report on topics related to inter-ethnic relations and disinformation;
  10. Organise exchange of experiences and best practices with partners organisations from Georgia/other countries.

Target Groups:

  • Members of all ethnic communities in Kosovo, particularly Albanians and Serbs;
  • Youth from different ethnic backgrounds;
  • Citizens of Kosovo.

Main implementer:

BIRN Kosovo

Partners:

Internews Kosova

Project associates:

Press Council of Kosova, TV Mreza Network and Gracanica Online