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‘Balkan Booster 2018’ set sails from Thessaloniki

30August

‘Balkan Booster 2018’ set sails from Thessaloniki

CDRSEE in collaboration with DW and RYCO, organised, within the framework of DW’s project ‘Balkan Booster’, a 3-day workshop for journalists from across Southeast Europe in Thessaloniki.

CDRSEE’s Executive Director Ms. Zvezdana Kovac introduced participants to the Joint History Project books, and emphasized on the importance of multi-perspectivity not only in the work of a historian, but also in that of a journalist. Within the ‘Balkan Booster’ project, 14 journalists from 8 different countries will adopt a multi-perspective approach in their reporting, while using the books as a guide for their story-telling.

From 26 to 29 August 2018, 14 young, talented and eager-to-learn participants from across the region of Southeast Europe attended this preparatory seminar on mobile reporting and learned how to use specific tools (equipment, applications, filming techniques) to tell stories and publish them online. DW’s Head of Europe Desk and the Western Balkans Department Ms. Adelheid Feilcke, CDRSEE’s Executive Director Ms. Zvezdana Kovac and RYCO’s Communication Officer Mr. Nikola Ristic welcomed the participants and encouraged them to utilize the skills acquired through this workshop in reporting stories that will promote the shared history and culture of the peoples of the region. Following this intensive training, participants had the opportunity to draw on the knowledge gained during the workshop in order to generate their own reports and later present their footage to their peers.

Starting from Thessaloniki, the 'Balkan Boosters' will embark on a journey to follow the traces of the common past of the Balkan peoples, based on the sources provided by the Joint History books. Stay with us for more updates on that!

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