April 16, 2016

LGBT in Lithuania: Voices of Invisible Humans

Intolerance, harassment and bullying. Urtė is only 17, but she has to carry on the weight of discrimination at school on her shoulders. Matas would have liked to get more support in his family. Božena thinks that villages are in a worse shape than cities. Because Urtė, Matas and Božena are LGBT, they will experience far more difficulties in their daily lives. This investigation gives an insight in the lives of LGBT-people in Lithuania.

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March 31, 2016

How the lack of sexual education is at the core of anti-LGBT behavior in Lithuania

It is around eight o’clock when a group of women gathers to play their weekly basketball game. This is not so strange in a country where it is more likely to be able to score a three-pointer than to ride a bicycle. Yet, 50% of all Lithuanians think that these women should not necessarily have the same rights as other citizens.

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January 11, 2016

Unethical Reporting on Migrants and Refugees in Europe

The Media Diversity Institute shows in this article the unethical attitudes of the European media when they report about migrants and refugees’s issues. In the cases here analysed media strongly contribute to spread the hate speech.

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January 8, 2016

Research Desk: Weather Disasters, Population, ICT

The Global Investigative Journalism Network has published a final Research Desk for 2015, with tips on “pinging” websites and new reports on world population, weather disasters, the information society, and more.

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January 5, 2016

Investigative journalism in Lithuania: some highlights

History of Lithuania’s investigative journalism has not yet been written. Some would say that there is not enough material for that, while others might claim that investigative journalism in Lithuania has died in its infancy, together with a violent murder of a journalist Vitas Lingys in 1993.

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January 2, 2016

“Media 4 Change” is launching the CALL for volunteer position in EVS project DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!

This is a fantastic opportunity for young journalists from EU countries contribute to the social change and to carry out a period of full time international voluntary service in Lithuania. The call is open to all young people, age 18-30.  We are waiting for your CV and Motivational (Cover) letter by 10th of  July 2016 00:00 GMT. Applications must be sent to

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December 10, 2015

A Global Assault on Nonprofits

The restrictions on the freedom of expression and action don’t affect only media but also NGOs. The Global Investigative Journalism Network has published a very interesting analysis about the measures which have been taken against civil society’s initiatives over the years.

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November 27, 2015

Newsrooms should change editorial workflow to prevent government spying

The International Journalists’ Network has shared an interesting article about the protection of digital assets from governments’ interferences.

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November 26, 2015

Paris Attacks: What the Media Could Have Done Differently

After the attacks in Paris, a new Islamophobic rethoric has been spread. The Media Diversity Institute analyzes faults and mistakes that journalism should not have done.

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August 27, 2015

Media in Sri Lanka: from Division to Inclusion?

Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous places in the world for a journalist. An interesting article from Media Diversity Institute clearly portrays which is the situation in the Country.

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