Today, online workshop was held with the presence of more than 20 participants, where within the project “Building resilience against violent terrorism and extremism through reinforced journalists, media and government officials” was presented “Protocol for Informing on Cases of Violent Extremism and Terrorism”.
The Protocol for Informing on Cases of Violent Extremism and Terrorism aims to provide answer on several important questions related to the readiness of media workers to report on cases of violent extremism and terrorism.
The President of the Association of Journalists of Macedonia, Mr. Mladen Chadikovski, addressed the workshop participants and expressed his satisfaction with the cooperation between the journalists, the Faculty of Security in Skopje, the Institute for European Perspective, and the KONICA Institute in Skopje. Chadikovski stressed that the protocol for information on cases of violent extremism and terrorism will enhance the role of journalists and media workers in their reporting in such potential situations in the future.
The representatives of the Institute for European Perspective and the KONICA Institute in Skopje, Ms. Elena Milenkoska Mihailovska and Mr. Gramoz Shabani, also addressed the participants, where they shared their satisfaction with the cooperation in the activities together with the Association of Journalists of Macedonia within this project.
With short presentation and presentation of the Protocol at today’s workshop, the professor at the Faculty of Security in Skopje, prof. PhD Nikola Dujovski, where he shared the experiences and further activities aimed at improving and advancing the knowledge and skills of journalists and media workers in reporting on cases of violent extremism and terrorism.
The workshop was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Interior, the representative of the Commission for Relations with Religious Communities and Groups, as well as representatives of the National Committee for the Prevention of Violent Extremism and the Fight against Terrorism. The project is supported by the Hedaya Institute for Peace in Abu Dhabi and is implemented in cooperation between the Association of Journalists of Macedonia, the Institute for European Perspective, and the KONICA Institute in Skopje.