The research on the education needs of journalists and the public in Albania, BosniaHerzegovina,
Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia was carried out within the framework of the project “Partnership
in Southeast Europe for the Development of the Media”.
The project is implemented by the Centre for Independent Journalism (Romania) in partnership with Albanian Media Institute (Albania), Foundation Mediacenter for Media and Civil Society Development (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Media Initiatives – Association for Media Development and Promotion of Professional Journalism (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Macedonian Institute for Media (Macedonia), Montenegro Media Institute (Montenegro), Foundation Media Center (Serbia), Media and Reform Centre Nis (Serbia), Media Development Center (Bulgaria).
The project objectives are to support the development of independent and accountable media in the Western Balkans and to improve the capacity of media organisations to address working and education conditions of journalists; to improve knowledge, skills and attitudes of journalists with respect to advocacy and media literacy; to inform and sparkle educated public debates on freedom of expression in general, and media freedom in
particular; to broaden the stakeholders’ and civic support for media sector reform processes; to support the accession process of the five IPA countries in the project (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia).