Training on TV journalism

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From 3. to 5. of March 2017 in Veles was held a training for TV journalism which was attended by ten journalist from 8 media from the country. The lecturers on the training were BBC journalist and editor Rachel Wright and Ana Petruseva from BIRN.

Through the sessions the participants were able to learn more about the basic TV principles including Ed values, sequencing and shot selection and scenes, writing for TV and interviewing. An important part of the training was devoted to workshops where each participant individually worked on a specific task which later was presented. Also several stories were shown, analysed and discussed by the lecturers and the participants.

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The training was part of the project funded by the European Union “Investigative reporting to boost reforms”.

 

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Investigative reporting support to hold government accountable

Posted in Investigative Journalism, News @en

Skopje, February 1, 2016 – The Center for Civil Communications in partnership with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network and NGO Info-centre has started three-year implementation of the EU funded project “Investigative reporting to boost reforms”. The Project will create a core of well skilled investigative journalists, as well as a network of grass-root CSOs from all over the country which should contribute towards improved investigative journalism both through their work and through the cooperation with journalists.

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Jean Monnet Media Award 2015

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The Delegation of the European Union announces the 13th edition of the Jean Monnet Media Award for best achievements in covering issues related to the EU and the country’s accession to the EU.

The Jean Monnet Award will be given in 3 competition categories:
1. Best Journalistic Article Competition (for articles published in print media and/or web)
2. Best Reporters’ Photography Competition (for photographs published in print media and/or web) 3. Best Amateurs’ Photography Competition

The participating works in these categories are authors’ articles on the EU and the country’s accession to the EU, published in the period between 16 November 2014 and 17 November 2015.

For more details about Jean Monnet Media Award 2015 on the link below:
http://www.euic.mk

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BIRN Macedonia Launches Second Call for Investigative Reports

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BIRN Macedonia, together with Centre for Investigative journalism – SCOOP Macedonia and the Centre for Civil Communications launched the second call for investigative stories on September 16.

The call is part of the ‘Project for Investigative Journalism and Cooperation Between Media and Civil Society’, part of a USAID programme for strengthening independent media in Macedonia.

In this call that closes on October 4, at least five journalists will be awarded a grant to cover their expenses while doing the investigation and writing the story. More calls for investigative grants will follow, for a total of 40 stories until June 2015.

Journalists will have about three months to dig deeper and research their ideas, but also will have the opportunity to work with experienced editors as their mentors to guide them through the process of writing to BIRN standards.

Topics for investigations include: health; cultural policy; education and youth; human rights; EU integration; good governance; inter-ethnic relations; environment issues; marginalised groups; quality of life.

The call only applies to journalists from Macedonia.

Click for more information about the application procedure, with details in Macedonian.

 

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BIRN Macedonia Launches Call for Investigative Reports

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BIRN Macedonia, together with Centre for Investigative journalism, SCOOP Macedonia and the Centre for Civil Communications launched a call for investigative stories on May 17.

 

The call is part of the ‘Project for Investigative Journalism and Cooperation Between Media and Civil Society’, part of a USAID programme for strengthening independent media in Macedonia.

In the first call that closes on June 7, at least five journalists will be awarded a grant to cover their expenses while doing the investigation and writing the story. More calls for investigative grants will follow, for a total of 40 stories until June 2015.

Journalists will have about three months to dig deeper and research their ideas, but also will have the opportunity to work with experienced editors as their mentors to guide them through the process of writing to BIRN standards.

Topics for investigations include: health; cultural policy; education and youth; human rights; EU integration; good governance; inter-ethnic relations; environment issues; marginalised groups; quality of life.

The call only applies to journalists from Macedonia.

Click here for more detailed information.

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Macedonian and Bulgarian journalists shared experiences on free access to public information

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Attorney-at-law in the Access to Information Program in Sofia, Alexander Kashumov,  encouraged Macedonian journalists to use more all the opportunities that are available through the Law to gain information from state institutions.

Attorney-at-law in the Access to Information Program in Sofia, Alexander Kashumov, encouraged Macedonian journalists to use more all the opportunities that are available through the Law to gain information from state institutions.

SKOPJE, March 14, 2013 – A group of Macedonian journalists were acquainted with the practices and experiences of their Bulgarian colleagues and experts on how to inform better the public through the application of the Law on Free Access to Public Information, during a three-day study visit to Bulgaria.

Attorney-at-law in the Access to Information Program in Sofia, Alexander Kashumov, who helps journalists in the exercise of this right, encouraged Macedonian journalists to use more all the opportunities that are available through the Law to gain information from state institutions.

Kashumov stressed that Bulgarian institutions nowadays publish lot of information that earlier journalists have been obtaining by submitting requests for access to public information.

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