Strengthening Journalists’ Knowledge and Skills in Conflict Reporting

“Strengthening Journalists’ Knowledge and Skills in Conflict Reporting” is a multi-component and interconnected project including ongoing activities. The goals of the program are to reduce the spread of hate speech in the media, false and unverified information, the propaganda of war in the context of conflict reporting, as well as to promote cooperation between journalists and CSOs.

The activities of the project are aimed at equipping journalists with the necessary knowledge and skills to cover conflicts. An online learning course was set up, journalism summer schools, study visits, conferences have been held, journalism materials on conflict coverage have been published, a touring exhibition has been organized, small sub-grants for innovative multimedia stories on conflicts have been awarded, and code of ethics for journalists has been created, some of the existing guidelines are being improved.

The beneficiaries of the project are journalists covering conflict and NGO representatives interested in the topic.

Within the framework of the project, the Media Initiatives Center continues the series of “Tvapatum” conferences, this time the topic is the conflict coverage. In the “Crossroads” section of, the contributors continue to talk about conflict journalism, the years of experience of the educational department is being used to create an online learning tool.

The project is being implemented from January 2020 till December 2022 with the support of the HEKS/EPER – Swiss Church Aid and Bread for the World – development and relief agency of the Protestant Churches in Germany.

The project budget: 273,000 EUR.

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