Journalists selected for Pristina Culture Conference

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The Balkan Investigative Regional Reporting Network is pleased to announce the journalists who have been selected to participate in the second round of the Balkan Initiative for Cultural Co-operation, Exchange and Development project.

The project aims to improve the situation in the region by strengthening cultural life and cross-cultural cooperation as an important element of a participatory, open and dynamic civil society

A training programme,  “How to Write for Culture Watch Online magazine?“ will be held in Pristina on March 17 and 18.

The journalists’ active involvment in the training and conference session, organised as part of  the project, will be essential to the project as it explores the coverage of cultural policy issues, the understanding of cultural policy issues and the challenges faced by the media in presenting these issues to the public.

The event will additionally serve to strengthen transnational co-operation between media and culture experts from across the region. The Balkan journalists selected are:

–    Aneta Risteska, Macedonia
–    Besiana Lushaj, Albania
–    Besiana Xharra, Kosovo
–    Ernest Zavila, Bosnia-Herzegovina
–    Gordana Andric, Serbia
–    Klimentina Ilievski, Macedonia
–    Maja Nedelkovska, Macedonia
–    Marjola Rukar, Albania
–    Milan Lisica, Serbia
–    Nejra Aganovic, Bosnia-Herzegovina
–    Nemanja Cabric, Serbia
–    Shengjyl Osmani, Kosovo
–    Zvjezdan Zivkovic, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Some of the journalists participating in the BICCED project will also take part in the JournArt project implemented by the Centre for Media Activities from Macedonia. The JournArt assessment and production project (JAAPP), is a partnership between TV professionals, workers in the culture sector, and artists from Bosnia, Serbia and Macedonia that aims to enhance the quality and the quantity of media coverage of culture and the arts.