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Extensive support for Ukrainians

21 May 2022. The National Endowment for Democracy has compiled an extensive list of organisations and institutions around the world that offer assistance and support to Ukrainians – academics, journalists, activists, researchers, artists and others.

It is always possible to add aid organisations and offers. Please find the entire list here.

M100 @ St. Gallen Symposium: Power through Collaboration

16 May 2022. On 6 May 2022, the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium took part at the two-days St. Gallen Symposium at the University St. Gallen in Switzerland. Under the title “Media’s new power: More impact through collaborative journalism” three panelists, who are at the forefront of this innovative way of journalism, discussed following questions: Which technical, but also content-related reforms are necessary to strengthen independent, high-quality journalism in the long term? How can the financing of independent media and journalist networks be guaranteed? How do cross-border, cross-linguistic and cross-cultural collaborations work? What benefits do they get? What is the future of collaborative journalism and which problems can arise? What expectations do players have of politics to guarantee media diversity, independence and democracy in the future?

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Our Alumni Network: Lucian Bălănuță, Romania

8 May 2022. “I work as a radio journalist at Romania’s public ‘Radio România Iași’.

On 24 February, I was with my ear to the radio hour after hour and did not miss a single news broadcast. Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has also triggered an acute need for information. It is becoming increasingly obvious that serious media not only provide news, but also debunk fake news and disinformation. This is a new function of the media – alongside information, education and entertainment – that has cemented its place in textbooks. The war has shown the importance of international cooperation. The M100 alumni group has provided me with many such opportunities, and thanks to this network I have managed to avoid interpretation pitfalls when reporting on the conflict for the public.”

Lucian Bălănuță is a radio journalist and an assistant professor at the Faculty of Letters – Journalism and Communication Sciences from the University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Iasi, Romania. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Political Science.

Lucian participated in the M100 Young European Journalists Workshop in 2013. Find out more about Lucian here.