Through citizen journalism, citizens have the opportunity to be controllers of the work of the state and local officials and institutions, and to press for them to work according to the laws, transparently and responsibly.
At a time when a referendum on changing the name is awaiting, when the processes for joining NATO and the EU are ongoing, when around the country there are increasingly more protests, hate speech…, citizen journalist are the ones who can contribute to maintaining the peace and strengthening the democratic processes. As the CIVILians say: Citizen journalists are carriers of the journalism that reports without fear and without services.
CIVIL is calling on its participants of the seminars on citizen journalism, as well as all those who are interested in monitoring the referendum, to photograph, record and take notes. Changes are in your hands!
#CivicLenses is a project that combines research, media activities and activism. This project has been contributing for three years to the development of citizen journalism in the country. The main goal of the project is to contribute to transparent and responsible political processes, to strengthen public awareness about the policies and practices related to human rights and freedoms. The project is financed by the National Endowment for Democracy.