On May 9, 2023, Internews Kosova held a training session with students of “Hivzi Sylejmani” high school in the municipality of Fushe Kosova.
Prior to the training session, the students had the opportunity to attend a panel discussion composed by Maria Suokko – UNDP Resident Representative in Kosovo and Faik Ispahiu – Executive Director of Internews Kosova, which was moderated by Kreshnik Gashi – Editor in Chief at KALLXO.com. During this panel discussion, the panellists presented the program to the students, and delved into the importance of media literacy.
The training was held as part of the “KALLXO.com – The Anti-corruption platform /Crowdsourcing Citizen Engagement to Report and Fight Corruption” project funded by UNDP, and was aimed at students of Kosovo’s state-run high schools that are interested in undergoing training in media production, media literacy, ethics, tackling fake news, investigative journalism and producing videos.
A total of 22 students from the high school “Hivzi Sylejmani” participated in the training, out of which 15 were women.
At the end of the training session, youngsters pitched their journalistic ideas, which the Internews Kosova team collected and analysed thoroughly in discussion with the students. The students will have the opportunity to publish articles or other materials that will be published on the online platform Kallxo Youth. The production of all of these articles will be overseen by a team of editors.
In the upcoming months, Internews Kosova will hold other training sessions at the Social Studies Department of high schools from across Kosovo.