Training for ten journalists on research techniques was held

Training for ten journalists on research techniques was held

Center for Democracy and Human Rights – CEDEM is implementing the media project “Improving Local Media Practices in the Fight against Corruption and Organized Crime” with the financial support of the US Embassy in Montenegro through the Media Professionalization Program, which aims to contribute to Montenegro’s Euro-Atlantic integration. the quality and credibility of investigative journalism in the field of corruption and organized crime.

The purpose of the project is to strengthen the capacity of local journalists, which would result in a more professional approach to the research process and credible reporting in the field of corruption and organized crime.

In this regard, the first training for 10 journalists was held in Pljevlja, Kotor, Ulcinj, Bijelo Polje and Bar. The trainer at the training was Ms. Mirjana Jevtović, an Insider investigative journalist. This activity has enabled media professionals to write and create stories accurately and without sensationalism about crime cases, including organized crime and corruption. The training was dedicated to investigative journalism techniques, including the use of online investigative tools, data collection, investigative interviews, writing and verification of investigative reports, and the use of the Freedom of Access to Information Act. In addition to Ms. Jevtović, the trainer at the training was Duško Vuković, an independent media expert, who spoke about the practical use of the code of ethics and the importance of its application in reporting on these processes.

Training on investigative journalism in practice and application of the Code of Ethics was the basis for the beginning of a two-month research process of topics chosen by the participants, with the support of a mentor who would continuously monitor their work.

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