From November 30 to December 1, Internews Kosova conducted a training session with 18 pupils from the ‘Shaban Hashani’ High School in Ferizaj, as part of a project aimed at training talented students in the field of investigative journalism.
The two-day training session, implemented by Internews Kosova, was divided into four sessions, sharing information on the core principles of journalism, including writing skills, television journalism, research and journalistic ethics. The training and study visit took place at the KALLXO.com offices, where students closely observed the daily working process of an editorial office.
On the first day of training, KALLXO.com editor Visar Prebreza shared his experiences with the students, providing information on the core principles and techniques used by various media platforms in journalism. Meanwhile, Valdet Salihu, a producer at KALLXO.com and the Justice in Kosovo TV program explored the technical side of media production with the students, including the way that audiovisual equipment is used in journalistic production.
During the second day of the training session, managing editor at Kallxo.com and anchor of the Justice in Kosovo TV programme, Kreshnik Gashi, discussed topics the students could tackle and the media products they could utilise that would be of particular interest to their generation, including the KALLXO Youth platform.
Students also received information on the legal side of media operations. Labinot Leposhtica, coordinator of the legal office at KALLXO.com, informed the participants about the institutions and bodies that regulate the way the media operates, as well as the Law on Defamation. Leposhtica further explained the attention journalists should pay to adhering to the code of ethics in journalism and professionalism.
The participants were all awarded with certificates following the conclusion of the training session and some participants were selected to continue their cooperation with KALLXO’s Youth platform.
The training sessions are being conducted across five municipalities in Kosovo: Prizren, Ferizaj, Mitrovica, Gjilan and Prishtina. The project is supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and being implemented by Internews Kosova.