Proposals Bosnia Herzegovina
The project is created as a powerful tool for the use of the media and social networks for the needs of the youth from the local community. To youth will be given a chance to go through the set of workshops and lectures about audio and video production, the knowledge of textual expression of the web journalists, the importance of the social networks in the information flow and the creating and the maintenance of the web platforms. The primary tool, which will be used at the end of this training, will be an online radio station blended in the web platform that has informative characteristics.
PCRC will approach the problem of skewed media reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina by launching a youth-oriented, blogging project which will combine investigative journalism with creative methods of storytelling to shed light on the consequences lack of integrity and transparency in the media have on society. The project will aim to educate Bosnian youth ages 16 – 30 about methods they can use to avoid falling victim to skewed reporting and misinformation being disseminated by the media, while at the same time encouraging national dialogue through the provision of an interactive blogging website.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to research, has 50% unemployed. The most of them are youth people from 18 years to 30. I would like to train up to 30 youth unemployed. I would like to train them few important things: blogging, social media tools such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; how to utilize them in a way that is relevant to their lives and this country. This knowledge is usefull for labor market and for selfemploying. With this kind of knowledge and modern technical skills the young become more competitive on marketplace.
The project will thus target two marginalized groups and engage adolescents without parental care in a 4 week radio production education course, during which they will learn how to use open digital platforms and technology to produce one radio feature and how to broadcast it online. Participants’ practical exercise will consist of conceptualizing and producing a radio feature on a social position of adolescents with seeing problems. Radio feature is final result, its creation is the education and its message is a perspective of the society and the world trough the eyes of blind girls and boys.
Roma in BiH are the most numerous minority group. The exact number of Roma is not known. The Kakanj municipality today is one with the highest Roma population, but they are not represented in media. Our NGO is the owner of web portal called Kaportal.ba. We want to buil a series of stories about Roma population in our city: 10 articles and media campaign called The other side of the story: Roma population, to unbias comunity about Roma population.
The project “Citizen journalism“ is a video-blogging kind of project. It will be used to indicate problems in 30 local communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to demonstrate the democratization. ONAuBiH will create a network of 30 local teams in 30 communities of Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to perform this project. Each local team is consisted of young people (15-30 years old) who will, using their smartphones, cell-phones, tablets and other technical equipment, each week make a 3-5 minutes video, indicating problem(s) in their community. Videos will be uploaded to social networks.
I've recently spoken to several foreigners who would be thrilled to learn Bosnian before or during their stay in our country. Unfortunately, they said they couldn't find a single online course for learning Bosnian. Likewise, a lot of my friends would like to learn English, and there are plenty of courses online, but none of them which is in Bosnian and English. Usually, these are only monolingual (English). I would like to develop and create an online course for learning Bosnian and English. Easy online material and lessons available for all groups and age.