Event Reports

Tolerance, dialogue, cooperation! Promoting inter-religious dialogue in Macedonia

News reporting on religious issues

On 17 March 2011 in Skopje the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” held the first training for journalists on the topic “News reporting on religious issues”. The training was organized within the project “Tolerance, dialogue, cooperation! Promoting inter-religious dialogue in Macedonia through capacity building for media and religious representatives”, funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

On 17 March 2011 in Skopje the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” held the first training for journalists on the topic “News reporting on religious issues”. The training was organized within the project “Tolerance, dialogue, cooperation! Promoting inter-religious dialogue in Macedonia through capacity building for media and religious representatives”, funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. The training was aimed for journalists from the national and local media. The training was conducted by experienced media experts Marina Tuneva and Goran Velickovski. Representatives from five religious communities Boban Mitevski from the Macedonian Orthodox Archdiocese, Jakup Selimovski from the Islamic religious community, Goce Kostov from the Catholic church, Mihail Cekov from the Evangelical - Methodist church and Rahamin Mizrahi from the Jewish community also addressed the participants and pointed out to their experience of cooperating with the media.

The main aim of the training course is to contribute to better communication between the religious communities and the media.

The next training courses for journalists will take place on the 24 March 2011 in Tetovo, 25 March 2011 in Strumica and the last one will be held on 4 April 2011 in Ohrid.