WESTERN BALKANS - This project is providing online training tools in Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian-Montenegrian (BCSM) which will enable investigative journalists to upskill with regards to reporting on environmental issues.

About the project

The project provided a localised versions – for Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro as primary target countries - of an existing three-part series of self-paced online learning courses on environmental reporting. Localisation meant both the adaptation of the existing content to the local language as well as the use of local examples and case studies, highlighting local experts, and using visuals that would resonate with local audiences.

The course is available on Thomson’s Online Learning Platform JournalismNow.

The course was lunched on 28 July and by 14 September already gathered 286 registrations, which proves there is an interest for training materials in the local language in the WB region. Because of language proximity, this course can also be used by media professionals in Croatia.

About the organisation

Thomson Media gGmbH is a non-profit organisation based in Berlin, Germany devoted to truthful and unbiased journalism as a way of promoting civil society and fostering a balanced public discourse. It is the German partner of the Thomson Foundation, the longest established media development organisation in the world. The foundation has a 60-year track record of training journalists, media professionals and media organisations on a range of thematic areas and technical skills in more than 50 countries. It is independent and non-political.

€ 18.250 granted dd. 21/12/2021

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