Past projects:

Among various information and educational project the following stand out:
  1. Informative-education brochures "From a different angle" and "Election Chance" for parliamentary elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina , 1998.
  2. Informative - education brochures for local elections in Dubrovnik - Neretva county , 1999.
  3. Local journalism in the function of strengthening civil society, 1999/2000.
  4. Radio shows and brochure "Right to return and stay" about the possibilities of return for Croatian refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1999/2000.
  5. Informative - educational service and radio shows for general elections in Croatia , 2000.
  6. Regional Informative - educational service and radio shows for the culture of minority rights and inter-ethnic tolerance , Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia , 2001.
  7. Radio shows about the possibilities and conditions of return of Serbian refugees from Croatia in 2001.
  8. Regional info-service for two-way return of Croatian and Serbian refugees , 2001.
  9. Seminar for young journalist from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and FR Yugoslavia "Role of media in fight against corruption", 2002.
  10. Regional info service for two-way return of Croatian and Serbian refugees, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FR Yugoslavia, 2002
  11. Guide to local democracy, Croatia, 2002
  12. Educational - informative service for promotion of minority rights and inter-ethnic tolerance, Croatia , 2002/2003.
  13. Media network for truth and reconciliation, Bosnia and Herezegovina , Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, 2003
  14. Educational and information support to implementation and protection of national minorities and strengthening of inter-ethnic tolerance, Croatia, 2004/2005
  15. National Minorities - Bridges of Cooperation and Stability Factor between former Yugoslav Countries - Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, 2004/ 2005
  16. Role of local media in strengthening local democracy and development of civil society, Croatia, 2004/ 2005

Ongoing projects:


  1.  
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  2. Media promotion and civil education for protection of minority rights and strengthening inter-ethnic tolerance

            STINA news agency, which has been working for some time on various media and educational programs supporting culture of minority rights and inter-ethnic tolerance, is starting a new project on minority issues.
            The goal of the project is to contribute to implementation of Constitutional Law on National Minorities, to inform and educate the public about importance of minority rights and inter-ethnic tolerance for stability and democratization of Croatian society on its way to European union; to aid minorities and their associations in achieving a more active role in society; and to contribute to strengthening of the culture of tolerance in society in general.
             During this project which will last for one year we will publish bi-weekly electronic media service, print monthly newsletter for national minorities' councils, produce promotional radio shows, organize journalistic seminars and print educational manuals.
            This content is produced for media, NGOs, councils and representatives of national minorities, local authorities, all institutions willing to aid that the culture of protection of national minorities and spirit of tolerance become an important element of stability and democracy in Croatian society.
             Project is implemented with financial support of the EU as part of CARDS 2002 program: Promotion of Democracy and Human Rights.

    NEWSLETTER

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    (Odluka Savjeta za nacionalne manjine o raspodjeli
    sredstava za 2005)

    BILTEN "Manjinski forum"

             12 issues of MINORITY FORUM covered, among else, the following issues: Constituting councils of national minorities, Minorities in election legislation, Position of Roma in Croatia and Europe, NGOs dealing with protection of human rights about minority rights in Croatia, Position of old and new minorities, Implementation of Framework Convention for Rights of National Minorities, Education and training of national minorities, Minorities and religious communities, Minorities and elections, European Union and national minorities, Local elections and minority rights, Implementation of Constitutional law on national minorities.
             We have published 300 items - 70 journalists, experts, parliamentary representatives, representatives of minority organizations, councils and coordinations took part in FORUM.
    MANJINSKI FORUM br.1., svibanj 2004. Vodeća tema: KONSTITUIRANJE VIJEĆA NACIONALNIH MANJINA Pišu i govore: Aleksandar Tolnauer, Stojan Obradović, Sanja Vukičević, Nikola Mak, Furio Radin, Šemso Tanković, Ratko Gajica, Zdenka Čuhnil, Jene Adam, Goran Vežić, Nenad Vukadinović, Branko Galić, Siniša Tatalović i Davor Gjenero
    MANJINSKI FORUM br.2., lipanj 2004. Vodeća tema: MANJINE U IZBORNOM ZAKONODAVSTVU Pišu i govore: FurioRradin, Stojan Obradović, Zdenka Čuhnil, Goran Vežić, Šemso Tanković, Jadranka Kosor, Enis Zebić, Davor Gjenero i Vanja Škorić
    MANJINSKI FORUM br.3., srpanj 2004. Vodeća tema: POLOŽAJ ROMA U HRVATSKOJ I EUROPI Pišu i govore: Michael Guet, Stojan Obradović, Nazif Memedi, Goran Vežić, Bajro Bajrić, Alija Mešić, Branko Galić, Ilija Krneta, Milan Cimeša, Stjepan Malović, Alessandro Fracassetti, Sanja Vukčević, Zdenka Čuhnil i Nikola Mak
    MANJINSKI FORUM br.4., kolovoz 2004. Vodeća tema: NEVLADINE ORGANIZACIJE ZA ZAŠTITU LJUDSKIH PRAVA O MANJINSKIM PRAVIMA U RH Pišu i govore: Žarko Puhovski, Sanja Vukčević, Sanja Vukičević, Zoran Pusić, Gordana Vilović, Geza Stantić, Tena Erceg, Davor Derenčinović i Davor Gjenero
    MANJINSKI FORUM br.5., rujan 2004. Vodeća tema: POLOŽAJ STARIH I NOVIH MANJINA Pišu i govore: Čedomir Višnjić, Sanja Vukčević, Maurizio Tremul, Goran Vežić, Mirko Marković, Kasum Cana, Darko Fischer, Ivana Kukić, Bojan Munjin, Sanja Vukičević i Davor Gjenero
    MANJINSKI FORUM br.6., listopad 2004. Vodeća tema: PROVOĐENJE OKVIRNE KONVENCIJE ZA ZAŠTITU MANJINSKIH PRAVA Pišu i govore: Silvio Forza, Čedomir Višnjić, Siniša Tatalović, David Orlović, Nazif Memedi, Sead Berberović, Zdenka Čuhnil, Milena Klajner, Sanja Zoričić-Tabaković, Vojislav Stanimirović, Goran Vežić, Alekdandar Tolnauer, Ljubomir Mikić, Stojan Obradović, Alan Phillips, Davor Kajin i Ivan-Filip Jakopović
    MANJINSKI FORUM br.7., studeni 2004. Vodeća tema: OBRAZOVANJE I OSPOSOBLJAVANJE NACIONALNIH MANJINA Pišu i govore: Saša Milošević, Goran Vežić, Ana Kovačević, Ivana Kukić, Jagoda Novak, Sanja Vukčević, Bojan Munjin, Kristina Babić, Biljana Kondić, Stojan Obradović i Tomislav Leniček
    MANJINSKI FORUM br.8., prosinac 2004. Vodeća tema: MANJINE I VJERSKE ZAJEDNICE Pišu i govore: Danijel Prerad, Mladen Obrenović, Lovorka Kušan, Sanja Vukčević, Nikola Mak, Ivana Kukić, Predrag Azap, Mile Bogović i Sanja Vukičević
    MANJINSKI FORUM br.9., siječanj 2005. Vodeća tema: MANJINE I IZBORI Pišu i govore: Drago Hedl, Zdenka Čuhnil, Lenka Lalić, Antonija Horvat, Danijel Prerad, Bojan Munjin, Sanja Vukčević i Mladen Obrenović
    MANJINSKI FORUM br.10., veljača 2005. Vodeća tema: EUROPSKA UNIJA I NACIONALNE MANJINE Pišu i govore: Jagoda Novak, Antonija Horvat, Siniša Tatalović, Davor Gjenero, Jasna Mileta i Antun Brađašević
    MANJINSKI FORUM br.11., ožujak 2005. Vodeća tema: LOKALNI IZBORI I MANJINSKA PRAVA Pišu i govore: Lidija Basta - Fleiner, Jasna Baštić, Davor Gjenero, Goran Vežić, Mirko Galić, Milan Simurdić, Aleksandar Tolnauer, Čedomir Višnjić, Milorad Pupovac, Silvio Forza i Antonija Horvat
    MANJINSKI FORUM br.12., travanj 2005. Vodeća tema: PRIMJENA USTAVNOG ZAKONA O PRAVIMA NACIONALNIH MANJINA Pišu i govore: Aleksandar Tolnauer, Stojan Obradović, Furio Radin, Nikola Mak, Šemso Tanković, Milorad Pupovac, Zdenka Čuhnil, Antonija Horvat, David D.Orlović, Silvio Forza i Goran Vežić


    SEMINARS
    I. PUBLIC AND MINORITIES
    Slavonski Brod from 17th - 19th June 2004.
    Seminar covered the following subjects:
    - new constitutional law on national minorities and minority policy in
      Croatia
    - minority rights in post-conflict societies
    - European standards of minority policy
    - role of media in realization of minority rights
    - ethical aspects of minority reporting
    - interesting the public in minority issues
    - role of media in fight against hate speech
    II. MINORITIES AS BRIDGES FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION
    Vukovar 28th-30th October 2004.
    Regional seminar for journalist from Croatia, B-H, Serbia and Montenegro covered the following issues:
    - development of minority rights as conflict prevention
    - minority policy and European models of good relations between
      neighbouring countries
    - media in development of post-conflict cooperation
    - local media in promotion of minority rights
    - minorities and possibilities for regional cooperation
    - regional cooperation among media in overcoming the conflicts and
      stabilization of the region
    - how to create and use regional media networks
    III. ROLE OF MEDIA IN PROMOTION OF THE CULTURE OF MINORITY
         RIGHTS AND INTER-ETHNIC TOLERANCE"
    Vodice, 28th - 30th April, 2005
    Council for National Minorities and STINA news agency have organized educational seminar for editors and journalists in national minorities' media and media programs dealing with national minorities in Vodice from 28th to 30th April. The goal of the seminar was to contribute to training editors and journalists in mentioned media and programs to cover minority issues in a better and more adequate manner for the general public and to contribute to informing public and so-called majority media about minority problems.
    Seminar covered the following issues:
    - Constitutional Law on National Minorities: achievements and obstacles
    - Role of media in promoting minority rights
    - Perception of national minorities in Croatian media
    - Examples of good practice: how to make media problems relevant to majority media
    - Civic sector and media coverage of minority issues
    - Minorities in media: how to avoid marginalization, sensationalism and partisanship of minority issues
    - Fight against media ghettoization of minority issues
    - How should minorities communicate with the public

    EDUCATIONAL MANUALS
            
       

  3. Role of local media in strengthening local democracy and development of civic society

            That goal of this project is to train and motivate local media to educate, inform and motivate citizens to actively participate in local self-government, and control local authorities.
            Project will be implemented as special monthly educational service (12 issues) meant for local print media; 50 educational live radio shows with listeners' participation; 2 workshops for 30 local journalists and a guide through local democracy as a handbook.
            Local media have an important role in creating models for active participation of citizens in improving local democracy. They can provide significant contribution to education of citizens, creating public dialogue about local problems (and projects in general) and ways to resolve them, and be a significant watchdog of local democracy. Local media may become an important element of educating and motivating citizens to get involved in local democracy and strengthening civic society as basic condition for those processes.
            With the implementation of this project STINA will contribute to training of local media for that role and, via them, raising interest and motivating citizens for a more active and efficient participation in developing civic society, democratization and reforms of local communities.
             Project is implemented with financial support of the EU as part of EIDHR 2001 program: European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights.
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  4. National minorities - bridges of cooperation and stabilty factor between former Yugoslav countries

           The goal of this project is to establish media network which will promote the role of national minorities and inter-ethnic tolerance as factors of cooperation and stability in the region and train journalist for the coverage of those demanding issues.
           Pilot phase of this project will last for six months and include three countries - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia and Montenegro. Project will be realized by the following media institutions: STINA news agency (Split, Croatia), Media Plan Institute (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Novi Sad School of Journalism (Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro).
           Regional dimension of this project is important in order to facilitate exchange of information, experience and solutions regarding position of minorities, as well as pointing out different possibilities of how minorities can become bridges of cooperation instead of being parts of conflict
           Systematic coverage of these issues will help in overcoming prejudices created during conflict as well as political and ideological manipulations. Development of the culture of minority rights and inter-ethnic tolerance is a key element of strengthening civic society and democratic processes in general.
           Also, implementation of this pilot project will enable additional education in post-conflict communication for journalist participating in it, and promotion of diversity which is an activity journalists in former Yugoslav countries are inadequately trained for.
           The project will be implemented in two basic forms:
           - bi-weekly electronic newsletter "REGIONAL NEWSLETTER FOR PROMOTION OF CULTURE OF MINORITY RIGHTS AND INTER-ETHNIC TOLERANCE" containing articles and interviews regarding the issues of minority rights and inter-ethnic tolerance, primarily intended for print media (but also to NGOs, various institutions dealing with minority issues, etc.)
           - periodical joint radio shows (with audio clips from all three countries) which could be basis for live radio program (live audience participation) of local radio stations in regard to various issues related to minority rights protection and inter-ethnic tolerance in the countries involved in the project
           This project is supported by THE BALKAN TRUST FOR DEMOCRACY.

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  5. Information news service for Bosina and Herzegovina
    Supported by The National Endowment for Democracy (NED, Washington) STINA is also covering events and processes in the part of Bosnia and Herzegovina with Croatian majority. Those news items (print and phono articles) are primarily intended for independent media in both Bosnian entities (Federation and Serb Republic).
            Besides reporting political events, STINA is also covering issues of refugee return, protection of human and minority rights, establishment of inter-ethnic trust, actions of NGOs and alternative political scene, Croatian politics towards Bosnia and Herzegovina, possibilities of a greater economic cooperation, etc.

  6. MEDIAnet
            The MEDIAnet project is being implemented since March 1st, 2004 through a partnership consisting of ZaMirNET, STINA News Agency and the Faculty of the Political Science in Zagreb, that combines extensive, well-recognized national and international experience in independent media promotion, journalists' professional skills development training programs and media professionals networking. Other cooperates of the MEDIANet project include alternative activist video production FADE IN, Zagreb and International Center for Education of Journalists of Eastern and Central Europe from Opatija, as well as the Media Plan Institute, Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Novi Sad School of Journalism, Novi Sad in Serbia and Montenegro.
            Currently, the project involves 52 participants from Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
            The project goals are to strengthen professional skills among young journalists and students of journalism, local journalists and non-governmental organizations media officers especially from SEE region, and to promote new way of activist journalism, awareness of new topics and opportunities for utilizing electronic media, particularly video, community radio and Internet to support the development of inclusive, democratic communities characterized by the strong and active civil society.
            The project will achieve this by providing training and resources to local journalists and non-governmental organisations media officers e.g. producing and disseminating information and materials, organising training workshops, public forums, establishing journalist' resource centre and organising an international conference.
            Project is implemented with financial support of the EU, Olof Palme Institute and The Balkan Trust for Democracy.

Archived projects:
  1. REGIONAL PROJECT ON MINORITIES AND INTER-ETHNIC TOLERANCE - 2000.
            STINA and SAFAX news agencies, sponsored by Westminster Foundation for Democracy, realized their first regional project of education-informative service for the culture of minority rights and inter-ethnic tolerance.
            The goal of this project used by media outlets, NGOs and other institutions in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina was to promote systematic and competent informing and education of the public about the importance of minority rights and inter-ethnic tolerance in post-conflict societies.
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  2. REGIONAL INFOSERVICE FOR CROATIAN AND SERBIAN REFUGEES - 2001.
            STINA and SAFAX news agencies, sponsored by OSCE mission to Croatia, organized first regional info service for a two-way return of Croatian and Serbian refugees from October to December 2001.
            The goal of the project was to initiate direct informing of refugees in the region (Croatia, Bosnia and FRY) who have interconnected problems about the possibilities of their return - ranging from situation in their hometowns, legal return procedures to concrete information about organizations and institutions which can provide them with assistance to return.
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  3. Regional info news service for CROATIAN and SERBIAN refugees - 2002.
            STINA and SAFAX news agencies, sponsored by OSCE mission to Croatia, organized first regional info service for two-way return of Croatian and Serbian refugees. The service was set up from October to December 2001.
            The goal of the project was to initiate direct informing of the refugees in the region (Croatia, Bosnia, Yugoslavia), the problems of which are interconnected, about possibilities for their return - ranging from situation in their hometowns to legal return procedures and concrete information about organizations and institutions which can provide them with assistance to return.
            With the new support from OSCE, STINA continues with the realization of the project. Until the end of 2002, STINA will publish 9 new issues of electronic information brochure “RETURN” with the coverage of current events interesting to Croatian and Serbian refugees – potential returnees. Together with brochure, STINA will also produce 12 special radio shows made for potential returnees with the aim of introducing them with the situation in their old homes. We will also issue two print brochures (one for Croatian, another for Serbian refugees) with all information that can help them both make decision to return, should they decide to do so, as well as render return more easier.

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  4. Informative-educational service about minority rights and inter-ethnic tolerance 2002-2003.
    Under sponsorship of European Commission embassy in Croatia, STINA is starting this project, lasting for one year. STINA will produce bi-weekly publication, radio shows and two special print handbooks for media, NGOs, various institutions dealing with minority issues and representatives of local government and political activists.
            The goal of this project is to contribute to a competent informing and education of the public about values and importance of respecting and protecting minorities, inter-ethnic tolerance as well as models of organization of life in multi-ethnic communities as unavoidable conditions for a complete democratization and development of Croatian society on its way to integration into Europe.

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  5. Guide to local democracy - 2003.
    Under the sponsorship of Westminster Foundation for Democracy, STINA has been implementing project "Guide to local democracy". 15 special contact radio shows and a print manual will tackle many relevant issues regarding functioning of local government and possibilities for better participation of everyday citizens in the public life of local communities.
            Goal of this project is education and incitement of citizens to participate more fully in political life of their local communities, influence and control local government institutions and contribute to strengthening of civil society by developing civil initiatives.

  6. Network of independent journalists for Central and Eastern Europe - NIJ
    The Network of Independent Journalists /Mreza nezavisnih novinara
    Network of Independent Journalists (NIJ) was founded by Institute for Development of Democracy in Eastern Europe (IDEE, Washington) in 1993 with the goal of improving and supporting better cooperation among independent media and journalists in the region in analysis of transition events and processes in Central and Eastern Europe and countries of the former Soviet union. Second goal was to develop media channels which can offer better and more credible reporting about the problems of those countries.
            In such a way, NIJ became a kind of forum for comparison of transition experience of the countries in region, showing their weaknesses, but also their democratic improvements.
            Since 1994 NIJ has been coordinated by STINA with IDEE support.
            Since 1997 NIJ is a weekly news service which published in-depth analyses and covers current events in the region.
            As a weekly news service, NIJ published over 280 issues with more than 1000 articles. Over 50 journalists from 30 countries of Central and Eastern Europe as well as former Soviet Union participated in NIJ project. NIJ news service has been used by more than 250 media outlets, NGOs, international organizations, research institutions and scholars from 40 countries.
            NIJ has been sponsored by IDEE. NIJ archive is available at IDEE web site at www.idee.org.