Deadline: 31 August 2023
The way the media reports on dangers and human rights in the digital space is very important, so journalists and human rights advocates need to understand how the Internet and its networks work and be informed about the latest policy developments in order to be able to recognise and report on violations of rights in the digital space and point out questionable policies.
Journalists especially play a crucial role in raising public awareness and driving change. By equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge, this training will enable them to produce impactful stories that can contribute to a more informed public debate and eventually lead to policy changes that protect and promote digital rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Balkans.
The training will take place in Bjelašnica, Sarajevo, BiH, from September 29 to October 1, 2023.On October 2, all participants will then join the Internet Governance Forum in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo.
- The selected participants will receive mentoring and financial support to implement their ideas in accordance with newly acquired knowledge related to human rights violations in the digital space, such as freedom of expression and freedom of media, access to information, and violence against women and marginalized, cyber threats and foreign malign influence (including manipulation and propaganda).
- The organisers will fully cover the travel, food and accommodation costs of the selected participants.
Who can apply?
- Those interested should demonstrate an interest in digital rights, possess previous journalism experience and/or show active engagement in the field of rights in the digital space.
- A selection committee will evaluate the applications. Ten participants will be selected to participate in the training.
- The working language of the training is Bosnian. Knowledge of the English language is desirable.
For more information, visit BIRN.