JEF's citizen journalists
"Born in Italy, curious of the world by nature. I hold a Master degree in Law, obtained in Italy. I focused in particular on European Union Law. I am now a student of the Erasmus Mundus Master in Journalism Media and Globalisation and a freelance journalist. Besides Italy, I lived also in Germany and Denmark. Next destination: the Netherlands. In the last years, I have joined volunteering and work projects mainly linked to the EU."
The WHO & the WHAT?
The project LADDER created a network of citizen journalists (approx 50 people) from all over the enlarged Europe (all the EU countries represented by LADDER partners) who are already or wish to be involved, non professionally, in journalistic activities covering development issues
We are setting up this network of citizens’ journalist because we believe that citizens are the CORE element of every democracy and society. Covering/ Writing about development issues is one thing, being promoted is another. We believe in your skills & want to support your coverage! JEF has selected 2 citizen journalists, who will benefit from a dedicated support to promote their work (eg: booking a space on a newspaper, online blog, promoting the articles within its network, participation in local events etc).
In order to strengthen & promote the citizen journalist network and ensure its operational capacity, a dedicated training will be delivered, which will gather all selected citizen journalists. The trainers will include both ALDA experts, and external experts, and will enhance communication & journalism skills as well as development related topics knowledge.
The citizen journalist network of LADDER will operate during the three-year project, until its completion in December 2017, and the pieces produced by the citizen journalists (interviews, articles, videos, cartoons, blog articles, etc.) will be widely disseminated through the communication channels of the partner of in country of origin, but also by ALDA and other LADDER organisations. In order to ensure a stronger impact and sustainability of the initiatives, actions will be put in place to make the network a permanent platform for communication of global and development issues.
More information about the LADDER project
The project "LADDER – Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising awareness" started in January 2015 and will be running until December 2017 (36-month duration), including 46 organisations across 35 countries, coordinated by ALDA.
It’s an EU-funded project that intends to promote the action of Local Authorities & Civil Society to work on development education, that is raising awareness & promoting engagement of citizens on global issues (human rights, good governance, tolerance, eradication of poverty, development, mutual understanding & multi-culturalism, social cohesion, migration etc)