Inspires the
highest standards

Media4Change is an international movement that examine problems that are outside of the media agenda. We monitor the portrayal of the most stigmatized groups in society and aim to make good global practices a source of inspiration for decision-makers and other members of the movement. We keep the issues of human rights, investigative journalism, and media literacy on our radar.

Celebrating investigative journalism: Future Story Awards on February 3rd

The Future Story Awards 2021 will honor the excellence in investigative journalism in Lithuania and Slovakia on February 3rd, 2022, during the ceremony in Vilnius.

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First Mediathon in Trnava was marked by inspiration and cooperation

Mediathlon – a week-long training brought together journalists and media experts to dive into investigative and data journalism.

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Mediathon: call for participants

Mediathon – an opportunity to acquire and exchange know-how in investigative journalism.

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Future Stories Award 2021 – New deadlines

A brand new award has been launched to celebrate and recognise the achievements of investigative journalism, those that have just revealed something new and unnoticed or already shook things up.

Looking for outstanding investigative works in several categories, the Future Stories Award is a unique opportunity for Lithuanian and Slovak journalists working in this field and focusing on the local stories of important but often less visible topics.
You can submit your work until 1 October 2021.

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“Media4Change” is launching the call for volunteer position in European Solidarity Corps project

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.

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Our Efficiency Indicators

Community members

With the goal of collaboration, the Media4Change community unites 290 people from all around the world - journalists, experts, group representatives - who specialize in different fields, such as human rights, investigative journalism and diversity.

Analyzed media

Over the past 3 years, our media monitoring team has analyzed more than 100,000 media items about various stigmatised groups in Lithuanian media.

Training participants

We have organized 47 training sessions, in which practicing and future journalists, as well as peer-to-peer educators have developed and improved their competencies.

Public procurement contracts in the database "Karstos pedos"

The public database, initiated by Media4Change and Siena journalistic centre, includes 1500 declarations of interest from politicians and high-ranking government officials, 200,000 public procurement contracts and 22,800 EU-funded projects.

Investigations inspired

We organised Lithuania’s first investigative journalism competition in 2014, with the goal of strengthening investigative journalism in the country. Since then, we have organized 4 competitions that have inspired 24 journalistic investigations.

About Us

Media4Change Coordination Center is based in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Our full-time professionals are assisted by multinational initiative group of journalists, editors, media and human rights experts.
Core Team
Neringa Jurčiukonytė
CEO, Media4Change
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Živilė Raškauskaitė
Community Curator
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Ramunė Vilkoitytė
MIL communication coordinator
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Banguolė Žalnieriūnaitė
Media monitoring specialist
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Audronė Nugaraitė
Media expert
Aidan White
The founder of the Ethical Journalism Network, journalist
Inga Spriņģe
Rytas Staselis
Investigative Journalism Expert
Šarūnas Černiauskas
Investigative journalist, founder of Investigative journalism centre "Siena"
Mike Jempson
Director of „The MediaWise trust“, journalist
Martin Maška
Creative Manager at the European Dialogue
Denisa Karabová
Chairwoman of the European Dialogue
Boris Kolman
Project Assistant at the European Dialogue

Our Partners