Almost 150 project proposals submitted by civil society organisations (CSOs) in five Western Balkan countries aiming to increase their capacities for promotion of media and information literacy (MIL) were evaluated and 20 of them selected for implementation within the sub-granting scheme of the regional project »Media for Citizens, Citizens for Media«.
After a two-day orientation workshop, seven BH journalists and researchers are set to trace and analyse disinformation and deconstruct dangerous narratives in the media.
The fake news phenomenon hasn’t spared the Balkans. In Bosnia & Herzegovina, it fuels a lucrative industry.
For self-regulation to work, all sides: the self-regulatory body, the media, media watchdog platforms and citizens, must head for the same goal – respect for professional journalistic standards. For now, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, only a small portion of the media and online community adheres to these standards.
Clickbait and sensationalism are mostly present on “unlicensed” portals or "portaloids" contaminating the public online space in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with widespread "showbusinessation" of politics.
The Coalition of Information and Media Users in South East Europe (CIMU SEE) in cooperation with UNESCO and the European Commission, opens a call for registration (until 31 July 2019) aimed at mapping all organizations in the Western Balkans and Turkey working in the field of media and information literacy (MIL).
As an answer to “fake news”, more visibility of quality journalism is needed, new report argues. It is the first research work into the habits of journalists in using social networks for the promotion of their work in the Western Balkans.
In Ukraine, an increase in disinformation and propaganda has threatened democratic progress since the 2014 revolution. To address this issue, IREX developed a media literacy program called Learn to Discern (L2D) to teach citizens the latest techniques for identifying disinformation.
Meetings/workshops gathered various stakeholders with the aim of improving MIL in Bosnia and Herzegovina. An Advisory Group for Promoting MIL was created, Declaration on the Importance of MIL in B&H adopted, and an initiative launched for the adoption of the strategic framework for MIL in B&H.