Latvia

The Eastern Partnership region has been affected during the last 20 years by political and economicinstability. The population of these countries has been subjected to social insecurity, radical changes of paradigms and social status.

Fojo is seeking to reinforce existing networks In Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine and other Eastern European countries through connecting them with national professional networks. Individual media organisations will stand stronger in their efforts to advocate for free, independent, professional media. Additionally, the networks will be the keys to further developing essential skills in management, technical and journalistic performance. Latvians will participate in the network to share their experience.

In the project assistance to improve media management and business models is closely connected to digital solutions. These will be tailored to the needs of each selected media house. Fojo’s work in this region will be focused on improving journalism quality and reducing costs.

Challenges for independent news media houses are both profound and global and thus valid for all countries targeted in the Fojo programme. There is a deeply felt need to exchange experience and engage in broad discussion on how independent media can overcome these challenges. We are hoping to offer forums and places for this kind of exchange between media professionals.