Training on responsible reporting on health topics, with a focus on diabetes, was held

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During a two-day training session of the IHS Project and the AQH Project, over 20 journalists discussed responsible and ethical health reporting this weekend, with a focus on diabetes.

During the training session led by Sokol Shameti, the importance of health journalism and its role in society were discussed. The session covered topics such as transforming complex medical information into easily understandable news for the public, methods for avoiding the use of medical jargon, techniques for maintaining accuracy and reliability in health reporting, research methods in the field of health, evaluating sources and verifying data, ethical considerations in health reporting, interviewing health professionals, etc.

Furthermore, journalists had the opportunity to share their reporting experiences and recount events behind the news that are not known to the public.

As a result of the training, three prizes will be awarded on November 14, 2024, World Diabetes Day, for the best reporting on diabetes.

The training was organized by IHS and AQH, joint initiatives of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Ministry of Health of Kosovo, in close cooperation with the Association of Journalists of Kosovo.