Sarajevo, February 25, 2021 – While trying to reveal non-transparent employment, suspicious tenders, criminal acts and many other illegal events in local communities, journalists are often attacked by powerful people, who are closely connected with politics or are politicians themselves. All of the above leads to a decline in the quality of media content, the emergence of censorship and self-censorship and precarious working conditions for media workers, but also the loss of one of the basic functions of the media: providing quality and objective information to citizens and working in the public interest.
BH Journalists Association is organizing a webinar / workshop on investigative journalism for media workers from local media, as well as for freelance journalists, with the aim of empowering journalists, editors and freelance journalists from local communities to create and produce investigative / analytical content, in order to contribute to the strengthening of independent and free journalism in BiH.
The webinar will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021, beginning at 11:00 a.m., via the Zoom platform.
The webinar is designed as an interactive online workshop, and consists of a theoretical and practical part led by Dragana Erjavec (Radio Free Europe) and Zina Tandir Đelilović (Journal Magazine).
The theoretical part includes lectures and a discussion on what investigative journalism is, what is the social significance of investigative journalism, which media in BiH deal with investigative journalism, and whether investigative journalism is a risky business. During the practical part, participants will have the opportunity to present their ideas for a research story.
The workshops are part of the project “Free Media for a Free Society” implemented by the BH Journalists Association in cooperation with the Association of Electronic Media in BiH with the support of the European Union.