From 13. - 16. October Mediafocus attended Global Conference
Participants were journalists from Global media.
Investigative reporters: Meri Jordanovska from Macedonia, Tanja Jankovic from Serbia and Jauhen Valoshyn from Belarus presented their individual investigations “small scale investigations” at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Kiev 2011.
Meri Jordanovska explained how she had uncovered that police beat up a young boy
And Serbian reporter Tanja Jankovic, with support of Mediafocus and SCOOP followed the trace of smugglers of hicken drumsticks all the way from Argentina to Serbia.
Gala Dinner with award ceremony for Daniel Pearl Award and Global Shining Light Award.
On March 1, 2008 Mediafocus organized workshop in Hotel Intercontinental, Belgrade
List of participants:
Anne Haubek - Radio Denmark
Thomas Ubbsen - Radio and TV Denmark
Shiv Sharma - freelance correspondent, recent producer in Al Jazeera in English and Russia Today
Milorad Ivanovic - deputy editor in chief Blic newspaper
The SCOOP representative from Denmark Mrs. Anna Haubek gave a foreword What is SCOOP.
Mr. Ivanovic explained How to apply for Founds within SCOOP.
We had presentation of recent investigations founded by SCOOP :
Smuggling of protected plants Genitania Lutea by Dusan Teleskovic - Politika,
Liquid explosives - home made by Slavisa Stojkovic - Radio Beograd and
Mercenaries from the Balkans goes to Iraq by Miloradi Ivanovic Blic.
Mr Thomas Ubssen explained What kind of stories can be interesting for foreign media and Shiv Sharma presented his thoughts How to pick up right story and develop it.
On January 12 and 13, 2007 Mediafocus organized seminar for editors and managers of media in Southeast Europe, Hotel Balkan Belgrade
List of participants:
1 - David Leigh (UK) Assistant Editor, The Guardian (Chief of Investigative Department)
2 - Ruhi Hamid (UK) Award-winning TV producer, working for BBC, Channel4, Al Jazeera Int.
3 - Matthias Weimer (Germany) Director for Eastern Europe, German media house WAZ
4 - Jacob Mollerup (Danska) Ombudsmand at Danish Broadcasting Corp. and President of Danish Ass. For Investigative Journalism
5 - Drago Hedl (Croatia) Deputy Editor in Chief weekly Feral Tribune(15) PARTICIPANTS:
6 - Sanja Modric (Croatia) Assistant Editor in Chief Jutarnji list daily
7 - Zoran Bojarovski (Macedonia) Deputy Editor in Chief weekly Forum
8 - Gordana Duvnjak (Macedonia) editor of political department daily Utrinski Vesnik
9 - Goran Mihajlovski (Macedonia) editor in chief Vest daily
10 - Alexander Damovski, (Macedonia) Director of daily Vreme
11 - Besim Iljazi (Macedonia) Koha
12 - Alba Cela (Albania) Deputy Editor Tirana Times13 - Milena Hristova (Bulgaria) Editor-in-Chief Novinite Internet magazine and Sofia News Agency
14 - Bozidar Dimitrov (Bulgaria) Editor, Standart
15 - Clive Leviev-Sawyer (Bulgaria – South African Republic) Editor in Chief Sofia Echo
16 - Ramona Feraru (Romania) editor, investigative department daily Libertatea
17.- Simona Popa (Romania) reporter at Investigation Department Cotidianul newspaper
18 - Tina Jelin. (Bosnia) Director of Informative program of Studio 88, Mostar19 - Dragana Nikolic Solomon (Serbia) Editor, BIRN Serbia
21 - Anne Haubek (Denmark)
22 - Henrik Kaufholz (Denmark)
23 - Brigitte Alfter (Denmark)
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24 - Milorad Ivanovic (Serbia) Deputy Editor in Chief Blic daily25 - Zoran Curcic, Mediafocus
26 - Dragana Markovic, Mediafocus
Anne Haubek and Milorad Ivanovic introduced participants with details of two day seminar.
What is SCOOP explained to us Henrik Kaufholz and Brigitte Alfter.
Ruhi Hamid gave ideas How to get as from idea to realization.
In the evening a Gala dinner and celebration of Orthodox New Year on the streets of Belgrade.
How investigative journalism works in Guardian presented by David Leigh.
Drago Hedl introduced us with Possible obstacles and challenges of Investigative Journalism in the region.
Jacob Mollerup with the presentation for managers - Why invest in investigation.
Matthias Weimer as manager of WAZ mediagroupe explained What investigative journalism plays for his company.
The seminar was competed with cultural program and a visit to the Royal Palace were participants had unique opportunity to interview HRH Crown Prince Alexander II and HRH Crown Princess Katherine.
Organized on December 15th - 17th 2006 in hotel Country Club Babe, Belgrade
Working meeting of investigative journalist from Serbia
List of participants:
Oliver Vujović, SEEMO
Radomir Ličina, Danas
Nadežda Gaće, NUNS
Jorgos Papadakis, Akritikos FM, Greece
Saša Leković, Investigative Journalism Center Zagreb, editor Netnovinar Sarajevo
Branko Čečen, editor Netnovinar, trainer Media Centar Sarajevo
Tamara Skroza, weekly newspaper Vreme
Milorad Ivanović, deputy editor in chef, founder of Mediafocus
Momir Ilic, editor Blic daily, associate in BIRN-a
Adrienne Davich, Nevada SAD
Nevena Ršumović, editor portal Netnovinar
Mr. Oliver Vujovic, Mr. Radomir Licina, Mrs. Nadezda Gace and Mr. Jorgos Papadakis gave a Opening statements.
We had possibility to hear What is (not) a investigative journalism from Mr. Sasa Lekovic and Mr. Branko Cecen.
In the evening we relaxed with movies presented by Mr. Milorad Ivanovic - Humor and investigative journalism.
The next day Mr. Lekovic and Mr. Cecen presented The research story ideas to implementation a guide for journalists.
We heard experiences of Mr. Djordje Padejski and his story How I made awarded story of smuggling rare birds.
Mrs. Gordana Susa, Mrs. Tamara Skroza and Mr. Milorad Ivanovic explained Were are borders in Investigative journalism and photography - ethics.
Mr. Moma Ilic gave his experience How he did researchers of war crimes in Suva Reka.
Mrs. Adrienne Davich presented possibility How can a researches in journalism can evolve to a book.
We learned from Mr. Milorad Ivanovic that there has to be border in journalism regarding traumas - How to get information but with dignity.
The third day Mrs. Nevena Rsumovic presented a great Internet tool CAR and how to use computer in work.
SCOOP was presented by Mr. Milorad Ivanovic.
Why journalists from region should work together explained Mr. Sasa Lekovic in his presentation.
The working meeting closed with farewell speech of Mr. Oliver Vujovic and Mr. Radomir Licina.
On August 19th 2006 Mediafocus organized workshop in hotel Contry Club Babe, Belgrade
Anne Haubek held a workshop presenting SCOOP and what kind of assistance SCOOP can give to them.
List od participants:
Anne Haubek, Radio Denmark andMilorad Ivanovic, deputy editor in chef Blic