BIRN Romania Launches Black Sea Area Journalism Training

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BIRN Romania is calling on journalists from countries in the Black Sea region – Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine – to apply to attend a training seminar from November 8-10 in Bucharest.

Up to ten journalists will be selected to take part.

The seminar, entitled ‘New Media Tools in Combating Discrimination’, will deliver information about new media tools with the aim of supporting participants in creating their own platforms.

Another focus will be fair reporting when covering ethnic and religious issues.

After the training, the participants will be expected to produce in-depth news analysis pieces related to ethnic and religious discrimination. A special media package containing all the analyses will be published by BIRN (

The project is funded by Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation and aims to raise awareness about ethnic and religious discrimination in countries in the Black Sea region by promoting best practice in terms of reporting on such often sensitive issues.

The meetings and lectures will be held in English.

The organisers will cover travel and accommodation costs.

For more information, please write to Marian Chiriac (BIRN Romania) at [email protected]