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Baltic Centre for Media Excellence project “Development of a Resilient and Informed Media Space in the Baltic States (2019-2021)”




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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.

 

Partners:

The Norwegian Institute of Journalism  and The Norwegian media organization “Faktisk.no”.

 

Project activities:

  • Seminars on digital innovations and new media formats for regional media.

In cooperation with the Norwegian Institute of Journalism, two seminars for Latvian regional media were organized so far – 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). Both workshops were led by Steffen Fjaervik from the Norwegian Journalism Institute.

  • Multimedia content production for BCME website.
  • The coordination and networking with donor country partners, facilitating the networking events to raise awareness of quality journalism role, research activities.
  • Digital newsletters for the independent media and governments and organizations supporting media development.

 

Results:

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.

 

Project Duration:

April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2022.

 

Project funding:

400 000 EUR. Project is fully funded by the EEA and Norway Grants.

 





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