11 June 2021
KOMF in partnership with Terre des hommes Kosovë, conducted the workshop “Media reporting based in standards and best interest of the child”.
In this workshop, it was discussed with journalists and professionals that work in child protection, aiming to inform them and build capacities for ethical reporting in media, in cases where children are involved.
Speakers were Prof. assist. dr. Remzie Shahini-Hoxhaj, Professor at the Journalism Department – University of Prishtina and Prof. assist. dr. Njomza Llullaku – Professor at the Social Work Department – University of Prishtina, who shared with participants experiences, concrete cases, information on media reporting for children and the protection of their best interest.
Sometimes, despite the good will of journalists, it happens to neglect the legal framework, ethical standards and principles for child protection. Evidence shows that even professionals working in child protection field may neglect or violate in terms of reporting cases of vulnerable children.