As a Media NGO, we strengthen foreign reporting by facilitating transnational research, by educating journalists and by bringing together media workers with differing perspectives into a conversation about themselves and the world.
There's often a large gap between certified press freedoms and the actual working conditions for journalists in any given country. In both East and West, critical journalists of political influence are cast from society. n-ost works towards preserving their independence and strengthening their societal foothold.
Our network offers training sessions to journalists and media-activists from both East and West, most of which are conducted in the respective language of their specific country. This is how we impart journalistic competencies relevant for the construction of an independent and diverse media landscape in Middle and Eastern Europe. At the same time, we facilitate communal learning through exchange with colleagues from other countries and media cultures over our far-reaching and transnational network of journalists.
n-ost works towards anchoring quality journalism within the differing regions of Eastern European. We support research and, by doing so, we offer the necessary framework for high-quality reporting. This includes the strengthening of investigative journalism which seeks to tell global, transnational stories. In cooperation with policymakers in the field, we attempt to implement sustainable change in the communities in which we operate.