Power Struggle Launched in Zagreb

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Power Struggle: Meeting Global Energy Challenges in the Balkans, a book produced as a part of media development project Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence and initiated by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and ERSTE Foundation, in cooperation with BIRN, was launched in Zagreb on January 13th.

The event, which marked the completion of the 2008 programme, was held at the Croatian Journalists’ Association building and was attended by representatives of important national media outlets.

Speakers included Dalibor Dobric, a Croatian journalist who participated in this year’s Programme, Gordana Igric, BIRN Regional Director, and Dragana Zarkovic Obradovic, Fellowship Programme Manager.

Dalibor Dobric presented his article Fighting the Power Proves Tough in Croatia and talked about his experience during the project. He encouraged all interested journalists to apply for the upcoming 2009 programme, stressing that it provides participants with a rare opportunity to travel across the region and EU in order to do research.

Journalists present at the event showed interest in the programme as well as in other possibilities to positively influence the media situation throughout the region.