Citizen journalists are conveyors of journalism that reports without fear and without favors. Those who want to learn how the smart and the bold can be successful and visible, should apply HERE for the regional seminar on citizen journalism that is organized by CIVIL – Center for Freedom. The seminar will be held at Hotel Theatre in Bitola, on February 3, 2018 (Saturday) from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Citizens from the Municipality of Bitola have the right to participate in the seminar. This call is part of the Civic Lenses project, and is the second one in the new series of seminars for training of citizen journalists throughout the country. Apply online HERE, or send us basic information about yourself at [email protected]. Those interested are requested, in communication with CIVIL, to shortly describe their skills and express their readiness to participate in the seminar and in future activities of CIVIL, in no more than 10 rows.

Those interested are asked to remain in touch with the contents related to the project and to like the Facebook page Citizen journalists of Macedonia. Civic Lenses is a project that combines research, media activities and activism, which are a basis for long-term observation of the situation of human rights and freedoms, and especially of the exercise of power. This project, for the third year now, encourages and develops citizen journalism and the freedom of expression. The main objective of the Civic Lenses project is to contribute to transparent and responsible political processes, to strengthen public awareness, policies and practices related to human rights, the voting right and political processes, and to alert the domestic and international public about the fraudulent practices in the election processes and in general.

The purpose of the project is to identify and disclose cases of violation of the voting right, through interactive and dynamic activity, which will include human rights activists, the media and the general public, by collecting photo, video, audio and written material that will serve as a basis for further monitoring, analyses and reporting about the electoral process. CIVIL recently published its second publication “We are the media”, which is an excellent resource for active citizens interested in citizen journalism.

The project is supported by the foundation National Endowment for Democracy.

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