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17 March 2021

New Youth Newsroom for young journalists in South East Europe and Turkey

Launched in mid-March 2021, the South East Europe Youth Newsroom, aims to serve as a bridge between young journalists and youth to foster trust in media.  The newsroom will act as a network, providing participants with opportunities to work in a team and report on activities supported by UNESCO and the EU on freedom of expression.

 

Created under the UNESCO EU-funded project “Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey – Phase 2,” the SEE Youth Newsroom bring together 31 young journalists aged between 22 and 30 years old from across the whole region. The newsroom will also serve as a platform to highlight their work and stories, and offer training on diverse topics from fact-checking to professional standards for journalists.

 

“Youth’s perspective is often missing in the journalistic reporting of the region. Gathering young and aspiring journalists and equipping them with additional tools to express themselves professionally is a unique opportunity for bridging this gap,” said Alma Fejzić from the Centre for Development of Youth Activism (CROA), UNESCO’s partner in Sarajevo in charge of establishing the SEE Youth Newsroom.

 

The network is established by the Centre for Development of Youth Activism to allow the young journalists to work together, report on issues related to freedom of expression, and improve their journalism skills. The idea is to involve this network to cover global or regional conferences such as the World Press Freedom Day or the Global MIL Week to produce quality multi-media coverage of these events and raise awareness on these issues among youth in the region.

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