Lately | Human Rights

Journalism and Film for Human Rights

By - 05.12.2018

Join us on Dec. 10 to mark Human Rights Day at K2.0’s new space.

We are proud to announce that K2.0 will be marking Human Rights Day by publishing eight in-depth articles written as part of the first cycle of the Human Rights Journalism Fellowship — a program that supports and empowers journalists in Kosovo to conduct in-depth research and reporting on human rights related issues that may otherwise go unexplored, silenced or simply ignored.

The topics that have been tackled in this cycle will move eight crucial human rights issues in Kosovo out of the margins. The stories created bring rich, in-depth, and well-researched coverage, which not only bring a powerful contextual perspective to the public, but also have the potential to trigger action for change from institutions and key stakeholders related to these issues. To celebrate this, on Monday, Dec. 10 at 18:00, K2.0’s new space will host a launch event, through which these stories, and human rights based journalism will be promoted.

Alongside championing the work of the fellows, the documentary “Truth Detectives” will also be screened. The film captures how access to mobile phones has aided the collection and use of evidence of human rights violations, looking specifically at cases during the war in Ukraine, the destruction of cultural heritage sites in Mali, the search for mass graves in Colombia and a bombing in Gaza. It helps show how activists, journalists and lawyers can all continue to tackle human rights abuses as we continue into the 21st century.

The agenda of the event will be as follows:

18:00 – 18:30   Welcome and opening remarks by:

  • K2.0 Editor in Chief, Ms. Besa Luci
  • Head of Political, Economic and European Integration Section- EU Office in Kosovo,  Mr. Riccardo Serri
  • Chargée d’affaires a.i. of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Embassy in Kosovo, Ms. Anne Dostert
  • Deputy Head of Mission of the Kingdom of Netherlands Embassy in Kosovo, Mr. Peter van der Bloemen
  • Human Rights Journalism Fellowship Program Editor – Mr. Artan Mustafa

18:30 – 20:00  Screening the movie documentary “Truth Detectives”, which shows how activists, journalists and lawyers can tackle human rights abuses through technology.

20:00 – 21:00  ReceptionK

The journalism fellowship programme is implemented with the financial support of the European Union 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 Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF).

Screening of the documentary has been supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kosovo.

Image: K2.0