On February 7-8 & 15-16, Kosovo 2.0 and the GAP Institute invite you to join a tailor-made workshop series and enhance your skills in research and writing on marginalized communities — with a specific focus on gender and ethnic minorities. These workshops are part of a wider series organized within the European Union-funded project “Innovation for resilient media and citizen engagement”
Why marginalized communities?
The media play a crucial role in shaping public perceptions about vulnerable groups such as women, the LGBTI+ individuals and ethnic minorities. As such, it is important that reporting eschews stereotypes trivializing these subjects and presenting an inaccurate view of the lives, the bodies and the experiences of those discriminated against. Superficial narratives shape beliefs first and public policies later.
It is often said that knowledge is power. When dealing with the lives of the oppressed, being able to conduct accurate, respectful and socially responsible research and reporting is of the essence — to empower the disadvantaged and to bring about change. Failure to do so means perpetuating the existing structures of discrimination.
About the workshops
We invite young aspiring journalists, researchers, activists and interested individuals who would like to develop or refine their researching and writing skills on marginalized communities to take part in the workshops.
The workshops series will be split into two components:
- First workshop, Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 February 2022, from 12.00 to 18.00 — How to tell the story of the discriminated against: women and LGBTI+ individuals
- Second workshop, Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 February 2022, from 12.00 to 18.00 — How to tell the story of the discriminated against: ethnic minorities
You can choose to participate in both workshops or just one.
The first day of each workshop will focus on theoretical approaches to research and data-gathering. It will be led by:
- First workshop: Adelina Berisha, Program Manager on Prevention of Gender-Based Violence at Kosovo Women’s Network
- Second workshop: Armend Behluli, Head of the Municipal Office for Communities and Return in the Municipality of Gjakova
The second day of both workshops will teach you how to transform that research and knowledge into a journalistic article that tells a compelling story. It will be led by:
- Dafina Halili, Contributing Editor at K2.0
Translation to English and Serbian will be provided to those who require it. The workshops will be held at Hub 2.0 (address: Rruga Ferat Dragaj nr 25, Bregu i Diellit, Prishtina).
Please click here to register for the workshop.
A total of 25 people will be selected to participate in the workshop. We will notify everyone about the status of their application through email. The deadline for registration is February 2, 2022.
Feature image: Ferdi Limani / K2.0
This workshop is part of the project “Innovation for resilient media and citizen engagement” funded by the European Union Office in Kosovo, and implemented by Kosovo 2.0 in partnership with GAP Institute.