On May 14, 2022, Kosovar Centre for Security Studies organized a one-day training with journalists and editors of various media outlets in Kosovo on resilience towards disinformation. This activity aimed to increase the capacity of journalists engaged in online news agencies in Kosovo, in relation to protection against the spread of misinformation.
The aim of the training was to raise awareness among journalists and editors regarding the ways in which disinformation is spread in Kosovo, identify disinformation traps that are challenging when reporting and provide knowledge on protective methods against the dissemination of disinformation and misinformation. These issues were addressed with particular emphasis on public health reporting.
The training was conducted in two parts where the initial focus was on safe reporting practices in crisis situations, basic knowledge and techniques of protecting physical safety and health at work during reporting. On the other hand, the second part of the training focused on safe reporting in health emergencies where journalists shared their experiences in managing the “Infodemic" during the COVID-19 pandemic and their experiences in combating fake news.
This activity was organized in the framework of “COVID-19 pandemic in Kosovo: Tracking and Tackling Disinformation Campaigns” project supported by the Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the USAID.