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Balkan Youth Newsroom open call for future members
Submitted by Mite Kuzevski on 5 March 2015
Balkan Youth Newsroom
IDEA Southeast Europe in partnership with "Juzne Vesti" from Nis, Serbia, "ONAuBiH"(Youth Press Association), from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and student radio "UGD FM" from Stip, Macedonia announces an open call for applications to select youth from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Serbia to participate in Balkan Youth Newsroom.
Open to aplicants from Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Venues: Stip, Nis and Sarajevo.
Deadline for applying: 31 March 2015
The focus of this project is to create a platform named “Balkan Youth Newsroom” that will be youth lead media which is covering issues connected with youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Serbia. All reports from different international institutions are stressing that the level of freedom of media in the region is decreasing which is one of the reasons for having little to no youth lead media or media representing youth issues or topics in Southeast Europe. That is why there is a big need for youth lead media that will be interested in covering youth issues, and not just publishing them but through the process, strengthening the bonds between the youth in the region that were broken and never truly re-established.
The “Balkan Youth Newsroom” project includes 60 youth from Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, well trained in the art of journalism, video editing, photography, investigative journalism, digital storytelling, online writing, creating and maintaining a website that as an outcome will produce stories using different kinds of media covering issues from all the main priority policy areas. All stories will be published on the “Balkan Youth Newsroom” platform created by IDEA SEE. They will also be offered and advocated for publication in other websites, newspapers, TV stations and radios that will be subscribed to the “Youth Newsroom” content or that operate individually in the project countries.
Each country will have 20 participants, divided in 4 groups and working in local media newsrooms - partners of the project. A total of six workshops will be organized in the host cities of the project. Two workshops per city will take place. The opening workshop will cover two tracks – Journalism and Argumentation, and the second will be organized during the middle of the project implementation, covering the topics of Journalism and Digital Storytelling.
Young people aged 18-28 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Serbia from are invited to apply for the project.
Thanks to the financial supporters and donors (the activity is financially supported by Open Society Foundation), all the project costs are covered. All the participants in this project will sign agreements for being involved in the project during the whole period of implementation.