About Us

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), in collaboration with Internews and DW Akademie, is implementing a Regional Media Assistance Programme, in 6 economies] of Western Balkans, funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The Programme will contribute to the overall objective of strengthening participatory democracy and the EU approximation process in the Western Balkans by building capacity of media outlets, and by stimulating an enabling environment for pluralistic media. 

Specific Objective of the Programme:

Capacities of professional independent media organisations are enhanced to better adapt to the changing media environment. 

Taking into consideration the scarce human and financial resources of the independent media sector, this Programme will provide support that will consist of a combination of grant support, tailor-made technical support and a range of capacity building activities to improve business and develop high-quality journalism. 

The Programme is aiming to achieve the following objectives: 

1. Strengthened capacities of media organisations to improve economic performance. 

2. Improved capacities of media organisations for quality reporting.

3. Enhanced local and regional exchange and cooperation between media actors, technology companies and innovative business actors.