TechCamp Kosovo

Countering Disinformation in the Balkans

Participants from

Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Kosovo; Macedonia; Montenegro; Serbia

Description

TechCamp Kosovo will bring together 50 journalists and media professionals from the Balkans in Peja, Kosovo. This TechCamp aims to increase public confidence in free press and democratic institutions through tech tools and network-building among journalists. The goal is to build capacities among participants to detect fake news, fake accounts and counter disinformation on public platforms. 

Agenda

28 October 2021 | TechCamp Day 1

08:00 - 09:00 Registration and COVID-19 Testing 
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome Remarks
09:15 - 09:30 What is TechCamp/Overview/What to Expect
09:30 - 10:00 Icebreaker
10:00 - 11:00 What’s Your Challenge? Brainstorming Groups 

Pick a topic below and work as a group to brainstorm/discuss challenges in the field:

  1. Effective and Efficient Fact-Checking 
  2. Digital Storytelling 
  3. Security 
  4. Data
11:00 - 12:00 Speed-Geeking
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Interactive Training Session 1 

Choose one topic from the table below

TopicTrainer
Covering Corruption and Verification ResourcesSerbeze Haxhiaj
Digital SecurityDardan Prebreza
Portals and Information SharingBlerta Blakaj
Citizen ReportingKreshnik Gashi
MoJo: Video Production on MobileValdet Salihu
Social Media PresenceValon Canhasi
Civic Tools for Journalism and MediaTomas Rakos
Citizen DataJarmila Fekiacova

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee/Tea Break
15:15 - 17:15 Interactive Training Session 2

Choose second topic from the table above

17:15 - 17:30 End of Day Announcements 

29 October 2021 | TechCamp Day 2

08:45 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:10 Morning Announcements
09:10 - 10:00 Design Thinking Plenary
10:00 - 10:15 What is a Challenge Statement?
10:15 - 11:15 Challenge Statement Development

Participants will go back to their brainstorming groups and narrow down top challenges to develop an actionable/tangible challenge statement

11:15 - 12:00 Challenge Statement Read-out and Project Groups Form

One representative from each group will share what challenge statement they came up with and why it’s important

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00  Mapping Out a Solution

Challenge statement teams work together to map out a solution to their challenge

15:00 - 15:45 Speakers Program Plenary: Resilience in Countering Disinformation 
15:45 - 16:00 Coffee/Tea Break
16:00 - 17:15 Continue working on solutions
17:15  End of Day Announcements

30 October 2021 | TechCamp Day 3

08:50 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:10 Morning Announcements
09:10 - 11:00 Continue Work on Solutions/Work on Presentations
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee/Tea Break
11:15 - 12:15 Presentations
12:15 - 12:30 Surveys and Follow-on Announcement
12:30 - 12:45 Closing Remarks
12:45 - 13:00 Certificates/Group Photo
13:00 Lunch
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