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MSU has become a member of the European Association for training journalists and will join the fact-checking project

Mariupol State University, as part of the Ukrainian consortium of media and journalism lecturers, has joined the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA). The decision on membership was made unanimously at the Annual General Meeting of the Association.

The consortium was formed by 10 universities from Ukraine implementing the Erasmus+ project "Journalistic education for democracy in Ukraine: development of standards, integrity and professionalism" (DESTIN). Membership in EJTA opens up opportunities for universities to participate in international projects, learn from European experience, and improve educational programs.

 

On May 11-13, Aarhus (Denmark) hosted a meeting of the European Association for training journalists and a scientific conference for lecturers of European schools of journalism "How to teach journalism to engage and be in touch with the audience".

 

During the meeting, Dean of the Faculty of Philology and Mass Communications of Mariupol State University, Professor Svitlana Bezchotnikova, made a proposal to involve the Ukrainian consortium of media and journalism lecturers in the EU-Factchek project – the EJTA fact-checking project. She also reached agreements with representatives of the Association to organize open lectures by professors from Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands for students of the journalism specialty of Mariupol University.

 

At the scientific conference, Svitlana Bezchotnikova made a report "Teaching journalism during the war". The professor told her European colleagues about the revival of Mariupol University, the organization of the educational process, and the demand for radio and hyperlocal media in war conditions.

 

The European Association for training journalists was founded in Brussels in 1990. It consists of 80 Training Centers for journalists from 30 European countries, which regularly meet to exchange views on improving journalistic education.

 

 

 

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