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EU-BALKAN YOUTH FORUM. What is Europe?

17/09/2021

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is proud to convene the EU-Balkan Youth Forum next 22-26 November in Rome, gathering students from all over Europe to discuss the common challenges of the future of Europe and full membership of Balkan countries

The Google News Initiative Startups Lab

02/09/2021

Created in partnership between the Google News Initiative (GNI), German media innovation hub Media Lab Bayern, and the European Journalism Centre (EJC), the GNI Startups Lab Europe supports high-quality reporting for local communities, single-topic audiences and/or previously underserved communities. Deadline 20 September

A survey on data protection and journalism

19/08/2021

We are elaborating a handbook for journalists on data protection and privacy issues. Help us refine and finalise it by filling out a survey

Trains are not only good for the environment

29/07/2021

Train transport is generating more and more interest and investments, aimed at cutting CO2 emissions of the transport section. But the improvement of passenger rail services also comes with a significant social and political dimension

Journalists in Residence: the program is starting for the second year in Milan

19/07/2021

Journalists and media workers active in the UE Member States and Candidate Countries can apply for support to the program JiR Milan: within the second year of the Media Freedom Rapid Response, OBC Transeuropa and QCode Mag will host a journalist in distress, offering training, covering travel and lodging expenses and promoting their professional skills

Albania: Concern after government ally elected to head key media regulator

14/07/2021

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) expresses deep concern about the future impartiality and independence of Albania’s Audiovisual Media Authority (AMA) following the election of a close associate of the ruling Socialist Party to head the media regulator

A webinar series on data protection, privacy and journalism

11/06/2021

The European legal framework on personal data protection is constantly evolving and the issue of citizens’ privacy is increasingly central to the public debate. Journalists must move confidently in this area, to ensure that people’s fundamental rights are respected while fulfilling their reporting role

Ethnonationalist drift in the Balkans: Open Letter to EU, US, and NATO Governments

03/05/2021

Civil society, academia, citizens of the Balkan region, the EU and the United States have written a letter addressed to their respective governments to denounce and prevent the ethno-nationalist drift that seems to be increasingly taking place in the Western Balkans, of which the recent "non-papers" are a striking example

Italy: wiretapping of journalists reporting on migration must be investigated

12/04/2021

The Media Freedom Rapid Response and partner organisations welcome the launch of an investigation into the wiretapping of journalists and their sources in Sicily. However, a robust, swift and systematic investigation will be essential for rebuilding trust and ensuring that all journalists, sources and legal professionals in Italy are protected

Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence 2021: transformation

11/03/2021

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network and ERSTE Foundation inform that the Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence is opening its 2021 call for applications