Name of the project:
“Development of a Resilient and Informed Media Space in the Baltic States (2019-2021)”.
Aim of the project:
The project envisages expansion of interactive resources and mentoring modules aimed at fostering resilience of independent media in Latvia and the Baltic states and improving coordination of governments that support media development in the region.
In cooperation with the Norwegian Institute of Journalism, two seminars for Latvian regional media have been organized – training on innovative interviewing techniques for Kuldīga newspaper "Kurzemnieks" (13 journalists), and seminar on investigative journalism techniques for Liepāja regional newspaper "Kurzemes Vārds" (11 journalists).
At the end of 2020 series of Zoom trainings on innovative interviewing techniques have been organized for Estonian newspapers "Lääne Elu" (5 journalists) and "Raplamaa Sõnumid" (3 journalists), Postimees Group (16 journalists), Lithuanian radio FM99 (9 journalists), Lithuanian newspaper "Taurages Kurjeris" (3 journalists), "Etaplius" (6 journalists).
During the same period of December 2020 Zoom training on investigative journalism techniques was delivered to Lithuanian radio FM99 (9 journalists), Lithuanian newspaper "Taurages Kurjeris" (3 journalists), and to "Etaplius" (4 journalists).
All the workshops were led by Steffen Fjaervik from the Norwegian Journalism Institute.
Baltic states media space is resilient. The level of independent media journalists knowledge is higher. The level of coordination between independent and innovative media outlets and donors’ countries governments is also improved.
April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2022.
400 000 EUR. Project is fully funded by the EEA and Norway Grants.