RCT: Storytelling evening with media workers
How is your newsroom organised? Do you have difficulties getting official information? Are public officials respectful to journalists? These are some of the questions that could be heard during yesterdays’ storytelling event with young journalists, media workers and students of journalism.
A group of ten people form North and South Mitrovica and Pristina gathered in the early evening hours on our rooftop in North Mitrovica ready to exchange their stories and experiences with interethnic cooperation between media workers.
Some of the participants have had no experience with cooperation with journalist from different ethnic groups, but those who did said that this cooperation is mostly based on exchange of contacts and introduction to sources. The one journalist who did have experience in joint reporting with another journalist form different ethnic group underlined the importance of such cooperation as the exposure to different perspectives starts with the media landscape.
The storytelling evening was organised not just to bring together young professionals, but also to introduce the Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation program to the local media. Stay tuned for a video reportage from the event by a local portal, Alternativna.
This was one of many activities of the five-year-long Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation program that News Social Initiative is implementing in partnership with Community Building Mitrovica and Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Kosovo.
It is supported by the American people trough USAID in Kosovo.