The Association of Journalists of Macedonia in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Foundation organized a three-day webinar on May 26-28 on the topic: “Journalism in a time of pandemic, state of emergency and quarantine – Challenges, responsibility and post-period of change and adjustment.” The workshop was attended mostly by young journalists from several media outlets from the whole country. Trainers on the webinar were journalists Stole Naumov and Maja Jovanovska.
The webinar focused on improving participants’ skills and interviewing techniques, and included topics for investigative journalism as well. Journalism and the media during the pandemic with the coronavirus were discussed in direction of ethical and professional reporting.
Guests of the workshop were the Minister of Health Venko Filipce and the journalist Mirche Adamchevski, who is one of the two journalists who successfully recovered from the coronavirus. The participants had the opportunity to talk to them and learn about the issues related to the pandemic and their personal experiences. In addition, they discussed the work of the media and the minister’s communication with journalists during the crisis.
At the end of the webinar, the journalists were divided into four groups, within which they will jointly prepare journalistic products which will be published and shared on the AJM’s communication channels.