Call to Apply for Combating Hate Speech Through Citizen Media Training in Sarajevo from 27 September – 2 October.

The Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) is seeking Bosnian youth ages 18 – 30 to participate in its “Combating Hate Speech Through Citizen Media” workshop taking place in Sarajevo from 27 September – 2 October 2015.

The workshop will focus on training participants how to identify, monitor and report incidents of online hate speech and discrimination. The workshop will also focus on the use of citizen journalism in proactively challenging negative stereotypes and prejudices against other ethnic and minority groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Selected participants will have the chance to interact with, and learn from, experts in the fields of journalism, photography and filmmaking, and will be given a year of support following the training to help them produce publications for PCRC’s multimedia web platform Balkan Diskurs.

Balkan Diskurs is a regional network of writers, bloggers, multimedia artists, and activists who have come together in response to the lack of objective, relevant, invigorating, and independent regional media. Published articles connect themes across borders and provide fresh and independent views on a range of topics related to peacebuilding, human rights, and transitional justice.

It is our goal to train participants who will serve as local correspondents for Balkan Diskurs. PCRC will be providing trainees with opportunities for compensation.

PCRC recognizes that youth are not given the space to express their viewpoints or share their concerns, ideas, and opinions about the issues that directly affect them. We believe it’s extremely important that the youth’s voices are heard and that they are taken seriously as stakeholders and decision-makers in Bosnia’s transitional and peacebuilding processes.

There are 15 spots available, so if you are interested in applying please email for an application form. 

Selected participants must attend all 4 days of the workshop.

All travel, accommodation and meal costs will be covered.

Project supported by the European Youth Foundation (EYF):