In several eastern European countries, misinformation is a lucrative business, reliant on advertising revenue, and pulling in cash from a variety of other sources including government subsidies, crowdfunding, tax designations, donations and sales of merchandise.
An unsigned and suspicious article, featured on the website of the Kosovar public broadcaster in the middle of the last election campaign, resparked the debate in Pristina on the use of false news as a tool for propaganda and political struggle.
A new MIL resource in Albanian language produced by third-year students of journalism at University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”, aimed at passing on knowledge and information on media and information literacy (MIL), was published in February 2020.
Journalists and other specialists delivered a series of workshops on media and information literacy (MIL) in elementary and high schools in five Western Balkan countries in 2019 within a regional project that continues in 2020.
Civil society activists eager to advance media and information literacy (MIL) in five countries of the Western Balkans have been learning about MIL so as to be able to promote it and disseminate the knowledge to their target groups.
South East European Network for Professionalization of Media (SEENPM) presents three new learning resources for media and information literacy (MIL) educators and all those interested in improving their MIL knowledge and skills.
The central role that professional public service journalism should play in a democratic society is the focus of a new campaign by a group of SEENPM members coordinated by Mediacentar Sarajevo within the EU-funded project “Media for Citizens - Citizens for Media”.
A new learning resource produced by SEENPM member organizations within ‘Media for Citizens - Citizens for Media’ project is aimed at journalists passing on knowledge and experience about and from their profession to schoolchildren within media and information literacy context.
'Media for Citizens - Citizens for Media', a regional project in the Western Balkans, completed two rounds of sub-granting aimed at building capacities of CSOs in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia to promote media and information Literacy (MIL) practices and policies at the local level.