Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 is inviting CSOs; grass-root activists; human rights defenders; journalists; editors; to attend the Reporting Diversity training of trainers. The training will take place in Belgrade, between 11-13 November and will gather 30 participants from across the Western Balkans. The organisers will ensure all necessary epidemiological measures are followed.
The participants will gain skills that will help them be more inclusive of minorities’ points of views; recognise hate speech and divisive narratives, its manifestations and be able to counter them. The three-day workshop will focus on three set of skills: campaigning, advocacy, and legal action.
The Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 aims to introduce and establish new practices of counteracting divisive media messages by providing alternative responses, demanding reaction (by the media, civil society, and/or authorities) and publicly exposing perpetrators.
This workshop is designed to equip participants with capacities, channels, resources, and methods to engage more effectively and actively and make countering irresponsible and often illegal behaviour of actors in media sphere part of their regular practice in upholding human rights, rule of law and democracy standards in the region. This entails better-informed and substantiated CSO advocacy actions aimed at achieving policy influence, but also at alternating public perceptions of irresponsible media behaviour through effective campaigns. For these reasons exactly, the Reporting Diversity ToT will focus on increasing participant’s traditional and social media campaigning skills as well as advocacy skills.
All travel and accommodation costs will be covered by organisers. In case you have some specific requests related to travel and/or accommodation please let us know in advance in the comments section. In order to secure safe environment, each participant will be required to have proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test.
To apply, please fill in this form before October 24. Selected participants will be notified by October 29.
Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 is established by the Media Diversity Institute, Center for Investigative Journalism Montenegro, Center for Investigative Journalism Bosnia and Herzegovina, South East European Network for Profesionalization of Media, Albanian Media Institute, Institute for Communication Studies, Media Diversity Institute Western Balkans and Kosovo 2.0.
The network is established as part of the 4-year project funded by the European Union. Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade.