From Warsaw to Detroit, forging ties through Journalism and Culture

The following post was submitted by Jakub Mejer from Poland. He is an incoming fellow of the Central and Eastern European Journalism Program (CEEJ), which was postponed due to COVID-19. Until the fellows can resume in-person programming, they are participating in a webinar series and contributing to a Q&A blog series. This post is Part 10 in the blog series. What brought you to the area of journalism? What made you want to become a journalist? Is there someone that inspired you? Some time ago my friend from primary school told me, “You’ve always wanted to be a journalist.”...

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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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Fighting for the Freedoms of the Press in Romania

The following information and answers were submitted by Deak Istvan. 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 7: Deak Istvan What is your topic or content interest and why? In the last 15 years I’ve worked for all types of media: hosted a weekly show at the...

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