Event Reports

Webinar: “Journalism in a time of pandemic, state of emergency and quarantine”

In the period between 26 and 28 May, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, in cooperation with the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM), hosted the webinar titled: “Journalism in a time of pandemic, state of emergency, and quarantine – Challenges, responsibilities and a period of changes and adjustments”.

The webinar was attended mostly by young journalists from several different media, and the trainers were the journalists Stole Naumov and Maja Jovanovska.

The webinar focused on improving the interviewing skills and techniques, and it covered topics related to investigative journalism. There were discussions about journalism and the media during the corona virus pandemic, with an emphasis on ethical and professional reporting. 

Venko Filipče, the Minsiter of Health, and Mirče Adamčevski, the reporter who recovered from the corona virus, were guest speakers at this webinar. The participants had an opportunity to discuss and get informed about all the issues related to the pandemic, as well as to get familiar with their personal experiences.  Moreover, the participants discussed the functioning of the media and the communication between the minister and the journalists during the crisis.

At the end of the webinar, the participants were divided into four working groups, within which they would have to prepare journalist products that will be published and shared on the communication channels of KAS and AJM.