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XPROJECT: CITIZENS FOR DEMOCRACY
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The project responds to the need to increase the sensitivity of citizens against unfair practices in governance and to enhance responsible informing about this topic in the local/regional TV.

The main objective of the project is to raise awareness about the possibilities of engaging citizens to influence and control public life. The implementation of the communication project Citizens for Democracy, broadcast in the local TVs is a tool for achieving this goals. It will show tangible examples of civic activism and their results.

Activities to achieve the goal:

A / Best practices training and exchange of experience between editors, NGOs and local governments. Experts from the watch-dog and advocacy NGOs will be involved in educational activities (Alliance Fair Play, TIS, Via Iuris).

B / Individual coaching to reporters of the local / regional TVs with the potential involvement of social media, focusing on fair and responsible coverage.

C / Production of 3 TV programs: Citizens for Democracy, 26 min long:

  1. Transparency of Government/Self-governments
  2. Transparency and Public Scrutiny of the Judiciary
  3. 3. Civil Society and Watch-dog Activities.

D / Programs will be broadcast in 20 local and regional TV.