On June 15, 2019 the event was held in town Khorol, Poltava region. Active youth, students, CSO representatives, education and local media team-fellows took part here. Training was organized by NGO “Tvii Svit” (Ukr: ‘Your World’).
For a 2-week period the training sessions have been running in three towns of Poltava region: Khorol, Lubny and Hadiach under the guidance of Olena Burim and Iryna Tseba, experienced trainers of the Academy of Ukrainian Press.
“At the end of training, the participants will improve their critical thinking level as a tool for media literacy during the election campaign. It is extremely important to figure out the ways of pre-election political ad interpretation, that has recently taken the whole information environment; distinguish between true and false promises of the politicians and analyze the media texts”, expressed his opinion Oleksandr Chepur, training organizer.
A three-day training was held on July 16-18, in town Lubny. Youth was split up to small groups, learned an expert opinion of trainers and communicated on media literacy topics. Modern interactive teaching and facilitation techniques helped the organizers guide the youth and plan the next steps.
During August the participants will have access to mentor support to the preparation and holding an educational media quest. The media quests will be organized for students in September. Training is a part of project aimed at increasing media literacy among youth of Poltava region. Training for youth from town Hadiach will be running on July 23-25, 2019.
Intensive training is being realized by the Academy of Ukrainian Press and Internews Ukraine within the project “Critical Thinking Catalyzer: media literacy development among youth of Poltava region” due to the support of the American people, which was provided through the USAID “Media Program in Ukraine” project implemented by the international organization Internews.