The European Young Journalist Award Alumni Project
The EYJA 2009 Winners trip to Berlin was a great opportunity for European Young Journalists to start developing a network idea. Only a few months after each one of us returned to his/her home country, the exchange of e-mails regarding the EYJA 2010 edition started – and doesn’t seem to have an end. Since then, ideas coming from Chicago to Serbia have come to build a challenging and extremely interesting project. As former winners of the European Young Journalist Award, we are very keen to develop a network of young journalists from our wide Europe. Join us!
Check out our blog live from Istanbul, european city of culture 2010 and city where EYJA award ceremony and conference 2010 took place!
Visit our blog at http://eyjaalumni.wordpress.com
DOES TURKISH CULTURE THREATEN EUROPEAN IDENTITY?
Still Turkey’s ”different culture” is a frequently used argument againt Turkey’s membership. Talking about Turkey in this way is just another way to describe the country as religious, the workshop participants conclude. And in this context, religion equals Muslim. Which in today’s Europe – with many immigrants and growing expressions of islamophobia – is a highly discussed issue...
HOW TO USE NEW MEDIA TO WRITE CRITICAL STORIES ON ENLARGEMENT
What makes people skeptical about EU enlargement? Who is actually gaining from enlargement? And what is “European-ness” anyway?
These were the specific ideas for stories related to EU enlargement that came up during the workshop ‘How can new media be used to stimulate the public debate on EU enlargement?’...
OVERHEARD IN ISTANBUL
“I am very accident man” – our waiter
“Hello lady you want shoes? Buy one get one free” – bazaar guy / comedian
“Hello sexy my name Percy you want jeans?” – another bazaar guy
“I had one and a half hours of sleep. And you?” – Nadya, day 2
“How I can help you to spend your money?” – another bazaar guy
Read and comment also:
- Cesta za kávou…
- “The European Young Journalist Award is still a baby”
- Evis Qaja: “To stand up against Balkan past complexes for a common future in EU”
- “I enjoy writing about the European Union”
- “Somos jóvenes, podemos soñar con el mundo, ¿no?”
...and much more on http://eyjaalumni.wordpress.com
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