This project aims at creating a virtual media hub (www.openmediahub.com) spanning the two regions, in order to contribute to the development of independent media and to a more accurate presentation of EU policies.
Countries covered: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine Russia,(East); Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia (South)
The main objectives of the programme are:
- To provide journalists in the Neighbourhood countries with skills that help to improve independent and objective reporting;
- To provide Neighbourhood editorial and management staff with skills needed to run independent media outlets;
- To reinforce a network of Neighbourhood journalists and media professionals that is actively used as a professional resource and networking platform.
Actions in brief
OPEN Media Hub will provide skills to journalists and media managers through the fostering of professional networks, the provision of practical workshops, of exchange and support to audio-visual and online production.
“Running a media is not only writing articles. Sustainability is more of a challenge than quality. And the more the media is economically successful, the freer we are as journalists.” Veselin Vačkov, director of Czech daily newspaper Lidové novena and Media Hub trainer