30 min
17:00 - 17:30 EET
30 Sep.
BIRN's ECR tool: Engagement journalism in the Balkans
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In this session, Dusica Tomovic, Managing editor of BalkanInsight, will present BIRN’s Engaged Citizen Reporting (ECR) tool.

In the past four years, in total 75 media outlets from six Western Balkan countries engaged citizens in reporting to create more original, trustworthy, and inspiring content while creating bonds among society members. The use of ECR was an essential step towards more inclusive, constructive, and accurate investigative journalism. Users of the BIRN investigative reporting tool say it has transformed the way they communicate with their audiences who feel empowered by helping shape the content of their own media.

BIRN continues to support local media to further develop their skills in engagement journalism and raise their editorial standards, with a particular focus on storytelling, data analysis, verification and fact-checking, contributing to the fight against misinformation and disinformation.