Local Verification Information Workshop

Journalists and local media editors participated at the two-day workshop “Practical skills for verification and countering disinformation”.

The workshop was dedicated to strengthening the knowledge and skills of media literacy, identifying misinformation and tracking their sources. By discussing various media content analysis techniques, interactive exercises and examples, participants had the opportunity to gain practical experience in identifying disinformation networks in the local media landscape and media stereotyping, finding the original source when searching for a statement or news on the Internet. , identifying false profiles on social media, verifying the accuracy of videos and photos and reporting specific misinformation without their repetition / republishing, etc.

The workshop was led by Professor Dr. Marina Tuneva and Mihajlo Lahtov, treners with extensive experience in the fields: media literacy, information verification, diversity reporting, intercultural communications and ethics in journalism.

Macedonian Institute for Media organized the workshop within the project “Promoting Media Information Literacy and strengthening independent media in the Western Balkans”, which is implemented by Albany Associates from London in partnership with regional media development organizations in Western Balkan countries. The project is funded by the British Government.