BIRN Partners British Council Project on Diversity Reporting

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BIRN Bulgaria is among the media partners in a British Council project on
Media and Diversity. The two-year project was completed on Monday with the
publication of a journalistic handbook and the launch of a public awareness

The journalistic handbook on reporting diversity was presented on Monday
evening in the Red House for Culture and Debate in Sofia. Albena Shkodrova, BIRN
Bulgaria’s Country Director, is one of the handbook’s three editors.

Written by Yana Buhrer Tavanier – an editor for the Bulgarian weekly
newspaper Capital, the guide contains practical tips, resources, dictionaries,
positive and negative examples and other useful information for Bulgarian
journalists reporting on five minority groups: ethnic minorities, disabled
people, LGBT and people with HIV/AIDS.

The Bulgarian-language handbook is also available electronically here.
BIRN Bulgaria will help distribute the handbook to its contributors and other
national and regional journalists from its network.

While the guide is directed at journalists, the second aim of the project is
focuses on Bulgaria’s society at large. A series of five animated clips, created
to raise the public’s awareness on each of the five groups, is being shown on a
number of Bulgarian TV channels and in public venues.

The short video pieces can be seen here