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April 20, 2017

Tools for the golden age of Investigative Journalism

Media4Change team has recently traveled to Perugia, Italy, to attend the 17th International Journalism Festival. Guided by the aim to share knowledge, participants of this festival suggested many useful resources to make life of investigative journalists even more exciting.

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February 17, 2017

Mike Jempson, covering stories from local to the global

Jempson is a journalist, international trainer and university lecturer who has been involved in co-operative journalism projects. he is the Director of the journalism ethics NGO MediaWise. He thinks that local media can work as a network all over the world, covering local stories, connecting them and turning them into global issues.

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February 7, 2017

Walking through history: What art can reveal about Lithuanian politics

A seven minute walk in the heart of Vilnius old town is all that separates the UNESCO Gallery from the Jonas Mekas Visual Art Center. During those 7 minutes in November and December, one could have had an imaginary journey through 70 years of Lithuanian history.

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February 3, 2017

Call for participants of the Reporting Corruption project

The European Youth Press as well as its Member Organisations and other partners focus on informing media makers about all levels of corruption and empowering them to tackle it effectively. For media makers, corruption is a key topic twofold: media is one of the main institutions in society responsible for detecting, deterring and reporting on corruption, while simultaneously being prone to and often affected by corruption. Young media makers and citizens are vital in changing society’s perceptions and tolerance of corruption.

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January 27, 2017

Media4Change Newsletter #1

We have just delivered our first Media4Change Newsletter. If you want to keep updated with new initiatives, exciting developments and interesting journalistic pieces at Media4Change, subscribe at the bottom of this post.

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January 19, 2017

Kholoud Helmi, activist who challenges Syrian regime with journalism

‘Four years ago we started our bid for freedom. Now, all are dead or in prison’, Kholoud Helmi said. She is a journalist and Human Rights Activist who participated in the Syrian Revolution from the beginning, in 2011. She found the best way to face oppression was by creating an underground newspaper, Enab Baladi, which is still being printed and distributed in Syria today.

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Nils Hanson
December 9, 2016

Nils Hanson, more than 20 years at the forefront of reflexive journalism

Nils, the investigative journalist, believes that good journalism involves analyzing and reporting on every aspect of the story and asking all the questions needed. Even when those questions may seem difficult, or situations too sensitive. ‘When you are not asking critical and tough questions, this is not showing respect to people, but pity’, he says.

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Div-A mentors and participants
November 28, 2016

Media4Change team has been invited to participate in the European ‘Diversity Accelerator’ mentoring program

The Media4Change team has been long working towards establishing the Investigative Journalism Center for Eastern and Central Europe focusing on topics of human rights violations and it seems that the goal has just came closer to the reality. The project has been selected as one of 10 best European media startup initiatives to participate in the mentorship program ‘Diversity Accelerator (Div-A)’ which is run by media experts and funded by the European Council.

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November 18, 2016

#RefugeesLT: Journalism for Social Change

So far, Lithuania has become a shelter country for very few refugees fleeing the war-torn Syria. Moreover, many of those who come are trying to escape soon after. But Redwan Eid, a Syrian journalist who had no other choice but to leave his homeland, has decided to stay in Lithuania. He launched the crowdfunding campaign inviting everyone to support journalism which helps to facilitate the integration of refugees to Lithuanian society.

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September 12, 2016

Turkey: The Prison of Journalists

“I am a young journalist from Turkey. I have worked for news agencies and newspapers before and I am very passionate about my job and also about human rights.” 

That is how I described myself in job applications. Let’s check it again, honestly.

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