O Mediacentru / Saopštenja

Eleven Journalists to Write Investigative Stories

The first workshop will kick off the fifth cycle of the five-month program on ‘Investigative Reporting: Stories on Organized Crime Issues.’ Eleven journalists from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia are participating in the program. The workshop will be held on 5-9 February 2007 at Mediacentar Sarajevo.
The five-month Investigative Reporting Program consists of work via the internet and two workshops.
In the first workshop participants will suggest issues that they would like to investigate and they will be acquainted with the investigative process, carrying out news investigations, investigative process loop, investigative theme synopsis, and finding, using and protecting sources.
Some other issues covered by the workshop are:
• Investigative reporting and legislation• Ethics in investigative reporting
Participants will learn how to use Moodle software which they will need to continue work online.
During the five-month education program, participants will also learn about organizing and implementing a news investigation and internet and database search techniques, with continuous writing of investigative stories.
The Program lead trainers/mentors are longtime investigative reporters and editors Saša Leković and Branko Čečen. The other trainers are: Gordana Vilović, Ph.D. – University of Dubrovnik and International Center for Education of Journalists, Zagreb (media ethics); Mehmed Halilović, former longtime journalist and editor, today Deputy Ombudsman on Media of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina (media legislation); Nevena Ršumović – Editor-in-Chief of the educational web portal NetNovinar.org and trainer in Computer Assisted Reporting/CAR (internet and database search techniques); Paul Cristian Radu – multi-awarded Romanian investigative reporter (search and databases). Guest lecturers are Ivana Batinić of E-Net Centar, Sarajevo, and Aida Hozić, University of Florida.
The stories written by the participants during the Program will be published on the educational and informational news portal www.netnovinar.org and in the participants’ respective media outlets.
Participants in the fifth generation of the Investigative Reporting Program are:1. Rene Bajić, “Dubrovački list”, Dubrovnik, Croatia2. Danijela Bugarin, B-H daily AS, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina 3. Miroslava Derikonjić, “Politika”, Belgrade, Serbia4. Gabrijela Dimković, BBC Macedonian Network, Kumanovo, Macedonia5. Aneta Gosevska, paper “Večer”, Skopje, Macedonia6. Olivera Ilić, www.kragujevac.co.yu, Kragujevac, Serbia7. Sanja Lipovac, paper “Politikolog”, Belgrade, Serbia8. Arben Rašiti, Radio-Television Kosovo, Pristina, Kosovo9. Gordana Simonović, Deutsche Welle, Zagreb, Croatia10. Slobodanka Stamenić, paper “Danas”, Belgrade, Serbia11. Aleksandra Timkovska, paper “Večer”, Skopje, Macedonia
The second and last workshop in the fifth cycle of the Investigative Reporting Program will be held on 8-11 May 2007.
The Program is organized by NetNovinar – Center for Investigative Reporting and Media Education (founders: Mediacentar Sarajevo & Investigative Journalism Center, Zagreb).
The program is financially supported by Open Society Fund B-H and Swedish Helsinki Committee for Human Rights.