Boračko Lake, June 7, 2018 – The 2018 Academy of Journalism on the topic “The role of the media and media reporting in strengthening peace, tolerance and stability in BiH” ended today with the graduation ceremony.
Non-institutional training program for journalism students from Bosnia and Herzegovina. university and young journalists gathered 40 participants in two modules on Boracko Lake not far from Konjic.
Diversity reporting techniques, transitional human rights in media content, ethical standards as well as media contribution to dealing with the past and building a culture of memory are just some of the thematic units discussed. Participants listened to lectures and discussed with lecturers, academics, transitional justice experts, media professionals, representatives of the Communications Regulatory Agency and the Press and Online Media Council in BiH, and civil society activists.
During the five days of the workshop, participants learned and discussed, among other things, the standards of fair, balanced and objective reporting on sensitive topics related to war, crime, persecution and other forms of human rights violations. In addition, through practical exercises and professional mentoring, the participants analyzed media content, got acquainted with the process of documenting war crimes for the purpose of publishing in the media, and thematic documentaries were shown.
The summer educational camp, organized by BH Journalists Association since 2013, was realized with the support of the Embassy of the United States of America in BiH in the period from May 31 to July 8, 2018.