On December 14 and 15, Internews Kosova conducted a journalistic training course with pupils from Gjilan. Around 20 pupils from the Zenel Hajdini High School in Gjilan attended, as part of a project aiming to train talented students in the field of investigative journalism.
The two-day training course and study visit took place at the KALLXO.com offices, where students closely observed the daily working process of an editorial office. The course was divided into four sessions, which outlined the core principles of journalism including writing skills, TV journalism, research techniques and journalistic ethics.
On the first day of training, KALLXO.com’s editor, Visar Prebreza, spoke to participants about the core principles of journalism, as well as on techniques used by various media platforms. While Valdet Salihu, a producer at KALLXO.com and Justice in Kosovo, explored the technical side of media production with the students, particularly the way that audiovisual equipment is used in journalistic productions.
On the second day of training, Kreshnik Gashi, KALLXO.com’s Editor-in-Chief and anchor of the Justice in Kosovo TV show, gave concrete examples of the type of topics students can tackle and the media products they can produce using the KALLXO Youth platform.
Students also learned about the legal framework surrounding the functioning of the media. KALLXO.com law office coordinator Labinot Leposhtica informed the participants about the institutions and bodies that regulate the way the media operates, as well as on the Law on Defamation. He also explained the caution journalists must exercise in order to adhere to the journalistic code of ethics.
The participants were all awarded with certificates, while some will continue their cooperation with KALLXO.com through the KALLXO Youth platform. The training course was part of a series being conducted across five municipalities in Kosovo: Prizren, Ferizaj, South Mitrovica, Gjilan and Prishtina.