Looking Back, Acting Forward: Meridian’s commitment to diversity

This past year saw the convergence of a global public health crisis, ensuing economic despair and tragic violence against Black communities that spurred a sweeping movement for racial justice and urged the country to wake up to the systemic racism that has been present throughout its history. In response to this profound civic moment in our society, Meridian listened, reflected and realized our organization had much work to do in promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in our workplace and programs. As we head into 2021 and look toward celebrating another Black History Month, Meridian recognizes the gravity of occasions across the new year that...

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Facing a Polarized Society with Facts: A Slovenian Journalist Reports Over the Airwaves

The following information and answers were submitted by Metka Pirc from Slovenia. She is an incoming Central and Eastern European Journalism Program (CEEJ) Fellow. The CEEJ program was postponed and the fellows will be arriving in the U.S. to begin their fellowship in the spring. Until then they will be participating in a webinar series and will be highlighted through a CEEJ blog post series. Q&A Series with CEEJ Fellows Pt 9: Metka Pirc What is your topic or content interest and why?  I work for the public radio and a television broadcaster RTV Slovenia, reporting from the regions...

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Supporting a Cornerstone of Democracy Through Journalism in Romania

The following information and answers were submitted by Victor Cozmei from Romania. Victor is a coordinating editor and reporter for HotNews.ro. He is an incoming Central and Eastern European Journalism Program (CEEJ) Fellow. The CEEJ program was postponed and the fellows will be arriving in the U.S. to begin their fellowship in the spring. Until then they will be participating in a webinar series and will be highlighted through a CEEJ blog post series. Q&A Series with CEEJ Fellows Pt 10: Victor Cozmei. What is your topic or content interest and why?  I am an exclusive online journalist and...

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Advocating for Human Rights through Storytelling

The following information and answers were submitted by Sara Cincurova. She is an incoming Central and Eastern European Journalism Program (CEEJ) Fellow. The CEEJ program was postponed and the fellows will be arriving in the U.S. to begin their fellowship in the spring. Until then they will be participating in a webinar series and will be highlighted through a CEEJ blog post series. Q&A Series with CEEJ Fellows Pt 8: Sara Cincurova What is your topic or content of interest and why? I am a human rights journalist mostly working for print and online media as a freelancer, although...

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Reporting on Euro Funds, Feminism and the Environment

The following information and answers were submitted by Eva Frantová . She is an economic reporter for Slovak daily newspaper Pravda and also for Forbes Slovakia. Eva is an incoming Central and Eastern European Journalism Program (CEEJ) Fellow. The CEEJ program was postponed and the fellows will be arriving in the U.S. to begin their fellowship in the spring. Until then they will be participating in a webinar series and will be highlighted through a CEEJ blog post series. Q&A Series with CEEJ Fellows Pt 6: Eva Frantová  My passion for journalism has started really early and has accompanied...

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