The third module of the Information Integrity Academy is held today


Today, journalism students and journalists participating in the second edition of the Information Integrity Academy discussed responsible gender reporting.

Opening remarks were delivered by Nancy Soderberg, NDI’s Senior Country Director in Kosovo, who noted the importance of the academy with journalists.

“A profound expression of gratitude is owed to the dedicated who commit themselves to combating violence against women and disinformation”, said Ambassador Soderberg.

The event also witnessed the insightful address by Kerry Monaghan-Hogler, the Acting USAID Mission Director, who emphasized the pivotal role of accurate reporting in shaping perceptions and countering stereotypes.

“Ensure the accuracy of your reporting; your words influence perceptions and can either reinforce or break stereotypes. The Integrity Academy is vital for equipping against disorders like disinformation, hate speech, and gender-based violence. Gender disinformation threatens Kosovo and democracies globally. Learn to detect gendered disinformation reporting and gain skills for responsible journalism, choosing words and imagery wisely”, said Monaghan-Holger.

Xhemajl Rexha, chairperson of AJK board, highlighted the significance of the third module on gender-sensitive reporting within the second annual Information Integrity Academy.

“We are very grateful for the great cooperation with NDI and USAID, as we continue our second annual Information Integrity Academy. This third module on gender sensitivity reporting couldn’t come at a more crucial time, as our young members of the Association will have the opportunity to learn the best international practices on responsible reporting when portraying women in media”, said Rexha.

The third module was led by Jennifer Adams, a consultant and advocate on gender and media issues.

Participants engaged in meaningful discussions on various aspects, exploring the intersection of disinformation and gender. A key focus was the representation of women in the media and public sphere.

The module empowered attendees with the skills to identify online violence against women in politics, report accurately on gender-related issues, and raise public awareness about women’s representation in the media.

Participants gained invaluable insights into addressing gender-based disinformation, contributing to a more equal and informed discourse on gendered reporting.

As Information Integrity Academy progresses, we have three more modules in the upcoming months.