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Media Incubator

The "Media Incubator" is an advanced training programme of the Goethe Institutes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, North Macedonia and Romania, which strives to help out students and prospective journalists who are particularly interested in responsible journalism and social reports on the subject of poverty and minorities.
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Final version of the MI VisualBilly Mateeva

The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular.

Geraldo Rivera

Project Participants

MI 2020 Bulgaria Visual © Goethe-Institut

02.10.2021 - 07.10.2021

In Bulgaria, the Media Incubator 2021 training program will focus on the topic of Antiziganism in audiovisual media. The aim of the training is to raise awareness about the continuities of antigypsy constructions and show participants how even a simple change in perspective, lighting, camera settings, etc. can play a central role in how we represent characters in the audiovisual world. The workshops will be accompanied by a movie program.

Rumaenien MI 2020 Visual Goethe Institut

14.10.2021 – 17.10. 2021

The Media Incubator Bucharest will focus on the condition and image of women journalists in Romania, by highlighting the different ways in which female and male journalists are treated. This concerns not only the discrepancies in their respective salary, but also the contrastive type of stories they are employed to cover, and the overall misogyny women journalists have to face.

Bosnien Goethe Institut Goethe Institut

From 05.05.2021 until the end of the year
Bosnia und Herzegovina

The Goethe-Institut Bosnia and Herzegovina is participating in the Media Incubator project by establishing a series of workshops for students who would learn and practically work together on producing stories in the field of socially responsible journalism. These would include stories on: Roma people, poor people, people with disabilities, people with special educational needs, migrants etc.

Goethe Instititut Skopje Goethe Instititut

10.05.2021 - 14.05.2021
Northern Macedonia

Goethe-Institute Skopje, in collaboration with the Balkan Institute for Regional Cooperation, is developing a training program for young journalists, which is to include both theoretical and practical modules. The aim is to analyse in depth the bias against minorities, as well as help eliminate the prejudices against them in the long term.

Goethe Instititut Zagreb Goethe Institut

Project 2022

With a thematic focus on "Eastern Slavonia", Goethe-Institut Croatia is developing a training programme for young reporters and journalists. As part of the programme, an independent Croatian "Newsroom" in both physical and virtual form is to be established so that committed authors could gain useful practical experience in reporting on relevant national social and economic issues.

Медиен инкубатор 2021 © Били Матеева

Отворена покана

Гьоте-институт България съвместно с Фондация „Тръст за социална алтернатива“ и Факултета по журналистика и масова комуникация към Софийски университет „Св. Климент Охридски“ обявяват отворена покана за участие в журналистическия семинар Media Incubator (02.10 – 07.10.2021).

Краен срок: 10. септември 2021

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ROMA - Between myths and change

In this edition of the program Little Stories by the Bulgarian National TV from 01/14/2022 you will see different perspectives on the life of some Roma in today's Bulgaria.

Despised and laughed at

Prejudices against Sinti and Roma are firmly anchored in our minds, says Radmila Mladenova in an interview for Chrismon magazine. Also because movies still reproduce them all the time.

Roma group protesting AP

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Antiziganism is an extremely serious problem affecting the whole of German society. This reads the latest report of the Independent Commission for Combating Antiziganism, commissioned by the German Parliament. The commission's 821-page report is based on 15 current researches and extensive empirical studies.