CIVIL is entering 2020 with the usual, intensive pace of activities. At the very beginning of the year, among the numerous activities, we highlight the always interesting seminars dedicated to transparent and responsible political processes that encourage activism, citizen participation and citizen journalism.
The first seminar in 2020 will be held on January 25, in Gostivar, and citizens from the Polog region have the right to participate.
In a period of political turmoil, when in public communication there is increasingly more hate speech and fake news, citizen journalists are the ones who can contribute towards social effort for a democratic and argumentative debate, towards revealing misinformation and other forms of hybrid attacks on democracy. As the CIVILians say:
Citizen journalists are carriers of the journalism that reports without fear and without favours.
CIVIL calls on all citizens, as well as recent participants and collaborators at the seminars on citizen journalism, and all those who are interested in monitoring the election processes, to photograph, record and note.
The change is in your hands! – calls CIVIL from the very start of the project in October.
Through citizen journalism, citizens have the opportunity to be controllers of the work of the state and local officials and institutions and to pressure them to work according to the laws, transparently and responsibly.
CIVIL’s seminars that are part of the “Civic Lenses” project are an excellent opportunity for citizens to learn about the basics of human rights, as well as to acquire skills in monitoring and journalistic reporting. With active participation and improving skills, everyone can contribute to transparent and responsible political processes.
CIVIL’s seminars are an excellent opportunity for establishing cooperation with CIVIL, and ahead of the election processes, they are the most important stage of becoming part of the organization’s monitoring teams.
CIVIL, like in all of the previous election processes since 2008, will be monitoring the implementation of the early parliamentary elections scheduled for April 12 as well. If you would like to become a candidate for the monitoring team, all you need to do is fill out the application form for participating in one of the seminars that CIVIL will be organizing in the upcoming period.
CIVIL Communication Team
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