This program engages and empowers young journalists to serve the interest of the silent, the marginalized, the divided and the excluded. It seeks, through journalism, to bring to the mainstream of public discourse viewpoints and positions that counter discriminatory traditional norms, or norms that put groups of society at risk.
Young aspiring journalists are supported both financially and through continuous mentoring by assigned professional editors with an expertise in human rights, in order to produce one large article with a human rights perspective.
Throughout a 6-month course, the awardees work closely with editors, conduct extensive research around their chosen themes, identify stakeholders, conduct interviews and finalize their stories to be published in the online magazine Kosovo 2.0. The Human Rights Journalism Fellowship Programme is implemented with the financial support of the European Union Office in Kosovo, and is cofinanced by the project “Luxembourg support to civil society in Kosovo”, financed by the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and managed by the Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF).