We promote professional growth, media intelligence and critical thinking and strive for positive change in journalism and communities it serves
What do we do
We deliver needs-based media training to editorial offices of independent nationwide and local media, gather intelligence on regional media trends and skills, as well as research media audiences with a focus on those most vulnerable to propaganda messages
We work individually with Newsrooms, fine-tuning each workshop or consultancy to their particular requests and ambitions, but also bring them together for a conversation on pressing issues in today’s journalism, thereby contributing to building stronger journalistic community, a key element in societal resilience.
We work with media audiences, too, equipping them with user-friendly tools for critical and constructive media consumption and informed media production. Our experts and trainers are internationally renowned professionals whom we are proud to work with.
The executive institution of the BCME is the Board. Currently, the Board consists of seven members.
LT, chairperson of the board, head of international relations, the Lithuanian Public Broadcaster LRT
LT, head of the Lithuanian Online Media Association
LV, data literacy trainer, chair of the board of School of Data
EE, vice-rector for creative activities and cooperation, Tallinn University and head of Media Research at the Estonian Public Broadcaster ERR
EE, board member of the Estonian Public Broadcaster ERR
GE, DW Akademie, regional coordinator for Europe and Central Asia
LV, Head of Faculty of Communication, Riga Stradiņš University
LV, executive director of the BCME
Gunta Sloga, executive director of the BCME, is an experienced Latvian journalist and editor, who has won a recognition for her reporting and investigations done for newspaper “Diena”. As a commissioning editor for Latvian Television she has made an input in developing high quality content and has been working on future strategies of public broadcasting. Gunta Sloga has also been working on strengthening quality journalism and supporting new media initiatives as a Media programme director at Soros Foundation Latvia.
The BCME has developed a network of meaningful partnerships with distinguished media development organizations in the region and wider Europe.