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POINT workshops: From data storytelling and use of digital tools to ethical rules for creating content

June 7, 2023 | Sofija

As part of the POINT 11 Conference program, or POINT 1011 as we like to call it this year, four interesting workshops will be held on June 17 at the Holiday Hotel.

(10:00 – 11:00) 

From Expertise to Education: Creating Effective Data Storytelling Programs, ForSet, Miriam Gamkharashvili

The workshop will focus on exploring ForSet’s journey in building educational programs in the region. It will shed light on the challenges and successes encountered in teaching data communications in regions where data is difficult to obtain. The workshop will delve into how individuals can leverage their expertise to create educational opportunities and the requirements for establishing a career in this field. In conclusion, the workshop will also showcase inspiring materials created by ForSet’s program trainees, highlighting their challenges and successes in the field of data despite limited access to open data.

Link for registration: https://forms.gle/CxQ9GtU7hiAFfkTV8 

 

(10:00 – 14:30) 

Strategic Response to Russian and Chinese malign influence in Western Balkans, DT Institute, Vukašin Petrović

In the next two years, democratic foreign actors will be focused on the political and social situation in certain countries, such as Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia and the USA. Democratic foreign actors will pay just enough attention to development in the Western Balkans to ensure the region’s short-term stability and will not encourage any significant change of political dispensation. Consequently, over the next two years, the region will be even more vulnerable to Russian and Chinese advances.

The strategy session will be based on a modified-table top game designed to identify possible future political scenarios for Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania and North Macedonia – countries that are targeted by Russian and Chinese disinformation, propaganda, and other types of malign influence. The session will also explore possible policy and program responses that could protect and promote fundamental freedoms, the integrity of media ecosystems, and democratic values, in a manner that limits the advance of Russian and Chinese influences.

Link for registration: https://forms.gle/CxQ9GtU7hiAFfkTV8 

 

(10:00 – 17:00) 

Workshops powered by Google News Initiative, Mixer

At Point, you’ll have a unique opportunity to undergo training sessions, supported by Google News Lab. 

Have you ever wondered how to do your tasks easier and quicker, using advanced digital tools? Or maybe create better content with the help of it? The workshops we offer are designed exactly to help save time and reduce the amount of effort. During a range of training sessions, you’ll learn how to work in Pinpoint (a digital tool to search in photos and PDFs), how to verify any media content, and how to search on the web like a pro. All useful tools mastered in one day.

 

The workshops are held by Mixer with the support of the Google News Initiative.

Link for registration: https://forms.gle/58fxcPQaWKCFKaQo8

 

(15:00 – 17:00)

Turning accountability into an asset, Journalism Trust Initiative, Chloe Floidiere

As part of the POINT Conference, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) will present the Journalism Trust Initiative, a key tool for media outlets towards tech platforms to “turn accountability into an asset”.

The session is designed to showcase best practices and examples of tangible benefits the Journalism Trust Initiative can bring to newsrooms. This in-person workshop will include testimonials from the media who went through this process. It will be followed by practice time, including the first steps in the self-evaluation and Q&A.

More on the Journalism Trust Initiative

Reporters without Borders (RSF) will present the Journalism Trust Initiative, a key tool for media outlets towards tech platforms to “turn accountability into an asset”.

The session is designed to showcase best practices and examples of tangible benefits the Journalism Trust Initiative can bring to newsrooms. This in person workshop will include testimonials of media who went through this process. It will be followed by a practice time, including first steps in the self-evaluation and Q&A.

Reporters Without Borders has launched the Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI) to reverse this logic and propose a solution to distinguish and favour media that comply with ethical rules from all the other online content. JTI is an international standard (approved by the European Committee for Standardization) created with 130 organizations to label trustworthy journalism. 

Since its pilot phase, +650 media outlets have chosen to engage in this process. France Télévisions in France, swissinfo.ch in Switzerland, RTE News in Ireland and CBC-Radio Canada are among the first certified media. 

Link for registration: Workshop Sarajevo June 17th (typeform.com)