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.

State Data Protection Inspectorate (SDPI) must not obstruct journalistic activity in Lithuania

Today, the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) and partner organisations have written to Director Raimondas Andrijauskas and Deputy Director Danguolė Morkūnienė of the Lithuanian State Data Protection Inspectorate (SDPI)’s to express concern at their attempted obstruction of investigative project “Karštos Pėdos” (“Hot Feet”)’s journalistic activity.

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Data guards fight against transparency

Data guards threaten the journalist project “Hot Feet” with fines.
Under the pretext of personal data, relying on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is becoming an antonym for transparency, the State Data Protection Inspectorate (SDPI) continues to obstruct journalists in fulfilling their duty to protect the public interest and the public’s right to know. Now its target is the journalistic project “Hot Feet”.

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Mediathon postponed due to the Omicron variant

In light of the Omicron COVID-19 variant outbreak in Lithuania and in the region, the Mediathon, an international training for the journalists, is postponed to the end of March. The organizers’ main concern is to guarantee the health of all participants and ensure a high level of attendance of journalists from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, and Latvia.

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Future Stories: Audience’s Choice Award 2021

The Future Stories Award celebrates and recognises 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.

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Mediathon in Lithuania: Call for Participants

Are you looking for inspiration for 2022 investigations? Join Mediathlon training event in Lithuania which is an opportunity to celebrate investigative journalism, improve data analysis skills and expand your professional network.

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Our Efficiency Indicators

290
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.

110558
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.

1293
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.

200000
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.

24
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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Invisibility Cloak
Živilė Raškauskaitė
Community Curator
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Travel in time
Ramunė Vilkoitytė
MIL communication coordinator
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Teleportation
Banguolė Žalnieriūnaitė
Media monitoring specialist
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Mind reading
Community
Audronė Nugaraitė
Media expert
Aidan White
The founder of the Ethical Journalism Network, journalist
Inga Spriņģe
Journalist
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