Workshop

Seeking for Faithful Information - Lustration and Dialogue

Workshop for Journalists

Workshop organized in cooperation with the Macedonian Association of Journalists.

Details

Problem identification:

Providing accurate, prompt and exclusive information is a challenge for any journalist in Macedonia. In recent years a huge number of institutions have opened offices for public relations, created their own informative web pages, assigned contact persons in order to show their increased openness to public. But in reality sometimes it is nevertheless difficult for journalist to get proper information.

According to the practice of the journalists the Law on Free Access to Public Information is not fully functional. Journalists often wait long time for a response from the public institutions when submitting an appeal. This prevents or put obstacles to the work of investigative journalists. The problem is even bigger for journalists who create products for daily or weekly media without fully verified informa-tion. That is why journalists are often exposed to court sues of defamation and insult because the provided information are not always ensued by offi-cial government authority.

Aim of the workshop:

The workshop will educate and motivate a group of journalists and editors to conduct successful inves-tigative stories in the area of lustration. The new law on lustration is an issue that journalists have to deal with.

PROGRAMME

23. November 2012, Friday

09:45 - 10:00 Registration of participants

10:00 - 10:30WELCOMING ADDRESS:

Anja CZYMMECK, Official representative, Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Naser SELMANI, President of the Association of Journalists of Macedonia

10:30 – 11:30 THE VALUE OF INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM. IS IT AN EXPENSIVE COMMODITY?

Peter GRIMM, Journalist, author and documentary film director, Germany

11:30 – 12:30 PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES OF INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM IN GERMANY AND IN MACEDONIA

Peter GRIMM

N.N. , Macedonia

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AND SOCIAL MEDIA / RESEARCH TEAMS OR LONELY WOLVES?

Peter GRIMM

14:30 – 14:45Coffee break

14:45 – 16:00 GROUP WORK -THINK AS AN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST

Peter GRIMM

Johannes BELEITES, Lawyer, Director of studies for political education, Member of the Working group Coming to terms with the past an the applicable law at Viadrina University, Frankfurt-Oder, Germany

16:00 – 16:30IDEAS FOR RESEARCH STORIES,

HOW TO START THE RESEARCH- JOURNALIST AND EDITOR AS PARTNERS

Johannes BELEITES

24. November 2012, Saturday

10:00 - 11:00DEALING WITH THE PAST-LUSTRATION IS NOT A WITCH HUNT / COMPARATIVE EXPERIENCES FROM GERMANY

Johannes BELEITES

11:00 – 12:00PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES OF THE MACEDONIAN LUSTRATION-WHERE DID THE MEDIA DO WRONG - ROLE OF THE MEDIA IN RECONCILIATION AND LUSTRATION PROCESSES

N. N., Macedonia

EXPERIENCES FROM GERMANY

Peter GRIMM

Johannes BELEITES

12:00 – 13:00Lunch

13:00 – 15:00 GROUP WORK -THINK AS AN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST 2

Peter GRIMM

Johannes BELEITES

15:00 – 16:00IDEAS FOR RESEARCH STORIES, HOW TO START THE RESEARCH- JOURNALIST AND EDITOR AS PARTNERS

Johannes BELEITES

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Venue

Skopje, Macedonia

Speakers

  • Peter Grimm
    • Journalist
      • Autor und Dokumentarfilm–RegisseurJohannes Beleites
        • Dipl. Jurist
          • Mitglied der Arbeitsgruppe Aufarbeitung und Recht an der Europa-Universität Viadrina
            • Frankfurt (Oder)
              Call for journalists

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              Macedonia Office