2016 is coming to an end and the LADDER Project wants to highlight one of the greatest success of this year: the Citizen Journalists Network!
Around 40 citizens and non-professional journalists coming from Europe, the European Neighbourhoods and beyond, are the protagonists of the growing network of Citizen Journalists of LADDER project. The network of Citizen Journalists was set up at the beginning of 2016 with the aim of raising interest, sharing information, telling stories of good practices and denouncing situations of mismanagement to be solved about several topics. All topics are related to DEAR (Development Education & Awareness Raising) and to the implementation of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Articles cover the following macro-categories: poverty & development; climate & energy; tolerance & inclusion; citizens’ participation; engagement of public & private sector; local actions for global impact.
The Citizen Journalists, by writing and sharing their experience and knowledge, raise awareness about global challenges we are now facing, and they also improve their skills and competences as journalists, measuring up with other realities, and seizing the opportunity to reach a wide audience that gives relevance to their commitment and to the addressed issues.
A selected group of Citizen Journalists, at the end of their experience in the network, will also benefit of a communication and journalism training organised by ALDA, in order to further develop their competence and personally meet with their invaluable companions of adventure.
All co-applicants involved in LADDER project guide and support their representative Citizen Journalists, under ALDA’s coordination.
ALDA is very pleased to share some relevant articles written in these months of activity, providing one article for each macro-category of interest (all articles are written in English):
- Poverty & Development: “In a well governed society, poverty is something We should all be ashamed of…” by Dominik Bartol. Sending organisation: CAC – Croatian Association of Counties
- Climate & Energy: “No to 115 meters” by Sabine Eigmina. Sending organisation: LALRG – Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments
- Tolerance & Inclusion: “Ethiopia: An Ignored State at a brink of Civil War” by Kumlachew Getu Salilew. Sending organisation: ENNA – European Network of Civil Society Associations
- Citizens’ Participation: “Citizen participation: first steps after the Revolution in Tunisia” by Shady Rabhi. Sending organisation: Lam Echaml
- Engagement of Public & Private Sector: “Guess what? Time’s changed” by Eleonora Mandelli. Sending organisation: ALDA – the European Association for Local Democracy
- Local Actions for Global Impact: “Local acts for the global influence” by Salome Lemonjava. Sending organisation: NALAG – National Association of Local authorities of Georgia