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.
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.
Mediathon: call for participants
Mediathon – an opportunity to acquire and exchange know-how in investigative journalism.
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.
“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.
We monitor and analyse the way the most stigmatised groups in Lithuania are portrayed in the media and, using collected data, share tendencies and report detected cases of human rights violations.
Media4Change raises media and information literacy among both public and media makers through learning opportunities, engaging educational media production, and awareness-raising campaigns.
Learning Activities for Media Makers
We empower media makers to produce high-quality professional media, in particular by increasing their up-to-date competencies and fostering their social responsibility.
Our Efficiency Indicators
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.
Over the past 3 years, our media monitoring team has analyzed more than 100,000 media items about various stigmatised groups in Lithuanian media.
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.
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.
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.
Our full-time professionals are assisted by multinational initiative group of journalists, editors, media and human rights experts.