IREX Europe works to strengthen independent media and help ensure access to alternative sources of information. We support media through capacity building, helping independent media remain competitive where they are increasingly shut out of local markets, and helping them deal with the impact of the fast changing digital world.
We help independent media produce quality content promoting tolerance and understanding while dealing with important human rights issues.
Our work in this area includes:
- Practical training, including: video and radio production and post-production; investigative journalism; in-depth reporting; and multimedia and mobile reporting.
- Organisational training including: management skills; leadership; audience research; marketing and promotion; and financial sustainability.
- Training specialist journalists, including in HIV/AIDS, anti-trafficking, anti-corruption, investigative and computer-assisted reporting.
- Peer-to-peer mentoring and international secondment activities.
- Training and support for media lawyers including online media law distance learning tools and study tours to witness ECHR proceedings.
- Fostering media-NGO and media-government relations and developing media associations and support institutions.
- Core support to media in closed countries