The Social media caravan gathered ten journalists from newsrooms across BiH. In addition to “living examples”, journalists participated in training, workshops and lectures by human rights defenders, journalists and experts from BiH.
During the four days of the Media Caravan, journalists had the opportunity to visit organizations, members of the IRIS network, which provide social services to children without parental care, the elderly and infirm, children living on streets, the Roma population…
Aim was to strengthen freedom of expression and equality in the media in order to sensitize reporting on the social inclusion of marginalized groups and social entrepreneurship.
The journey began in Mostar, in the Association „Our Children“.After an interesting and inspiring example from this organization, the Caravan continued to Sanski Most on the second day where journalists had the opportunity to get acquainted with the work of the Fenix Center Association as well as the „Golden Autumn“ Nursing Home, which was founded by the Fenix Association.
On the third day, the participants of the Social Media Caravan arrived in Banja Luka, where they were hosted by the „New Generation“ Association and the Service Center “Give Us a Chance-Little Stars” Banja Luka.
After this inspiring visit, the caravan continued its journey to Bijeljina, where participants had the opportunity to see and hear another great story about member of the IRIS network – Otaharin Bijeljina.
With this visit, the Social Media Caravan came to an end. But this is just the beginning of the stories that journalists, participants of the Caravan will tell and show to their audience, and thus promote the work of the associations, a members of the IRIS network. Associations whose work changes the image of Bosnian society by addressing the challenges faced by vulnerable groups.