The state of media in Kosovo continues to suffer from similar problems of past years, including the operational difficulties of key media institutions, journalists’ intimidation, and the inconsistency in maintaining high reporting and journalism standards. While freedom of media and expression are largely safeguarded from a legislative perspective, the implementation of the respective laws and regulations remains inadequate. Associations of journalists are finding it difficult to have a meaningful voice to protect their members and the triad of law enforcement, judiciary, and the prosecution are not coordinating effectively enough to process crimes against journalists. Such an environment has in turn led to prevailing pressure and intimidation against journalists with no sufficient mechanisms to keep them safe and enable them to perform their jobs without fear and hindrance.
This activity foresees a three day training course and a concluding workshop at the Palace of Justice or an alternative court room in Prishtinë/Priština. Up to 30 journalists will partake in the mock court simulation in groups of 6-10 per exercise. The mock court exercise will cover the complete process of reporting from a trial hearing, including entering the building in the correct attire, finding the applicable courtroom, addressing the appropriate judicial personnel, and covering the hearing in the appropriate manner. A local consultant with extensive experience in court monitoring and access to the Palace of Justice will be engaged to lead the exercise and engage local judges and prosecutors. The exercise will include three days of preparation, three days of mock court exercise implementation, and a concluding workshop. The workshop will engage all participants (judges, prosecutors, and journalists) to assess the exercise, address challenges, and provide recommendations which will be summarized in a concluding report.
The OSCE Mission in Kosovo requires the services of an experienced consultant to enhance the capacity of journalists in court reporting.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
The scope of the work performed by the consultant will include the following:
|Remuneration will depend on the qualifications and experience of individual experts as well as the detailed work plan to be agreed upon and will be based on the current OSCE consultancy rates.|
|How To Apply|
|In order to apply for this position you must complete the OSCE's online application form, found under http://www.osce.org/employment/43284. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered.Applicants are encouraged to use the online recruitment and only fully completed OSCE applications will be accepted. However, if you have technical difficulties with the system you may use the offline applicationform found under http://www.osce.org/employment/43284 and forward the completed form quoting the vacancy number by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org|