In the first month of autumn, the Independent Journalism Center (IJC) returns with renewed energy, with even more attractive activities. We encourage you to take part in the events we organize. They are intended for journalists, educators, and the general public. We would love to have you with us in these activities.
On the first day of September, the IJC will launch the first edition of cuMINTE Podcast in the new season, which will address artificial intelligence and media ethics. Maia Metaxa, director of the Journalism School of Moldova, and Felicia Nedzelschi, editor-in-chief of the portal Agora.md, will discuss the benefits of platforms operated by artificial intelligence, the risks of disinformation, and how journalists can find the golden mean regarding these dilemmas. We invite you to keep listening to us on the last Friday of each month.
On September 2, the IJC will organize an event to present the media education activities of the 12 educational institutions enrolled in the third edition of the contest “Media education – a priority in my school”. The jury, made up of representatives of the IJC, the Ministry of Education and Research, as well as experts in the field, will select as winners 4 educational institutions participating in the contest, two of which will be awarded with an interactive whiteboard, and two will receive a media education corner.
On September 4, the IJC will launch the project “Support for refugees from Ukraine through the media”, funded by the Government of Japan. The project is an initiative of UNESCO, developed as part of the Ukraine Situation Regional Refugee Response Plan, coordinated by UNHCR. After the official launch of the project, the IJC will organize, on September 4-5, a training program with the participation of media partners TV8, Jurnal TV, Elita TV, and Studio-L, which will teach the principles of ethical and conflict-sensitive coverage of refugees.
On September 8-10, the IJC will organize a training program for 20 teachers from 11 educational institutions, selected to participate in the piloting of the program to integrate media education content into main school subjects. They will follow a complex training program and will have at their disposal the modules necessary to pilot the program in the 2023-2024 academic year at the lessons of Romanian language in the sixth grade.
During September, the IJC, in collaboration with the General Directorate of Education, Youth, and Sports of Chisinau municipality, will organize several workshops with the participation of principals and deputy principals of educational institutions from Chisinau. The agenda of discussions will cover topics such as strategic communication, communication in crisis situations or in times of information insecurity.
This month the IJC will also announce the results of a new round of monitoring of about 40 news portals. The results will be published on the Media Radar platform. https://radar.mediacritica.md/ro/
In the period September 1-10, the School of Journalism of Moldova (SJM) will be receiving applications for the academic year 2023-2024, which starts on September 11, with two training programs in the field of Video and Audio Journalism. For the academic year 2023-2024, the SJM announces some important changes, such as shortening the study period from ten to six months, changing the times of classes, from 16:00 to 20:00, four and three times a week, including Saturdays. In addition, on September 16-17 and 23-24, the SJM will launch for the first time two new courses, Video Storytelling and Podcast, within its partnership with DW Akademie. The deadline for enrollment in these courses is September 12. In September, the SJM continues the round of press clubs started in 2022. Thus, on September 21, the Press Club will have a meeting with Minister of Education Dan Perciun. The event is traditionally attended by journalists from local and regional media, as well as students of the SJM and of journalism faculties.
Also, the IJC will continue to closely monitor the legislative situation in the media field and will provide free legal consultations to journalists and media outlets. The Lawyer of the Press section on www.cji.md will be also maintained, where you will be able to find answers to journalists’ questions on legal matters.
To keep up to date with the activities carried out by the IJC, visit our pages www.cji.md, www.media-azi.md, www.mediacritica.md, www.moldova-azi.md . You can also find us on Facebook – Centrul pentru Jurnalism Independent Moldova, Media Azi, and Mediacritica; as well as on Twitter, Telegram, and Instagram.
IJCs activities are supported financially mainly by the Deutsche Welle Akademie/Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development from Germany, USAID, UK, Internews, the US Embassy in Chisinau, the Soros-Moldova Foundation, the Government of Switzerland, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Chisinau, Sweden, the European Union, and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR).