Media Training

Philanthropy organized specialized training on media reporting and crisis communication in emergency situations. The training, conducted on 6 and November, 2023 in Bogutovacka Banja, was attended by journalists and local authorities’ media and communication officers from Gornji Milanovac, Ljubovija, Novi Pazar and Vrnjačka Banja. Mr. Zdravko Maksimović, Head of the Civil Protection Department in the City of Kraljevo and Mr. Ljubiša Lešević, journalist, correspondent and owner of TV production and marketing agency, shared their experience and discussed crisis communication with training attendees. The training was implemented within the second phase of "Project for Increasing Resilience to Natural Disasters and Enhancing Preparedness Strategy (PREPS) in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia". The project provides expert, material and practical support to local authorities and local communities exposed to recurring natural disasters, is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and implemented by CRS (Catholic Relief Services) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and by Philanthropy and Caritas Serbia in Serbia.