Strengthening Independent Media Project Launched in Montenegro

By , 11 Jan 2019, 01:51 AM Business
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10 January 2019 - Internews Montenegro, in partnership with Internews, is launching a multimedia news production and regional content exchange project entitled “Strengthening Independent Media in Europe and Eurasia.”

As part of the project, Internews Montenegro will provide grants and editorial support to national and local media partners to produce and exchange multimedia news stories within Montenegro and diversify their website content to engage their audience better. The project will also support the production of regional stories and exchange, highlighting common events and issues that are affecting other countries in the Balkans and Eurasia as well as Montenegro.

The purpose of the project is to increase citizens’ access to reliable information about local, regional, and international issues of public importance in the Balkans and Eurasia.

The project “Strengthening Independent Media in Europe and Eurasia" will serve the important goal of strengthening local media in Montenegro, and improve journalistic content available to Montenegrin audiences online. The project will expand citizens’ understanding of the processes in the neighboring countries.

National media partners will receive lower-tier grants to research, design, and produce thematic content packages about issues of national importance. The stories will be shared with local media partners, which will adapt them to their own audiences’ needs. Local media partners will receive grants, editorial support, and business skills training and mentorship.

The project will also support the production of regional, cross-border stories on topics of significance to the citizens of the Balkans and Eurasia. Content producers selected through a competitive process will receive grants to travel to other project countries and report on common issues.

As part of the project’s efforts to encourage production of high-quality, human-centred stories of public interest, a Storytelling Inspiration Lab will gather journalists and IT specialists from the participating countries twice in Kyiv in 2019 and 2020 to familiarize them with best practices, techniques, and tools for creating engrossing digital news stories.

Get more information about the project at the Internews Website.

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