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Young reporters “On the footsteps of Albert Londres”: the adventure starts today!

Today, 1st August 2015, 12 young journalists and reporters from France and the Balkans will start their adventure “On the footsteps of Albert Londres” in the Macedonia and Albania. The programme is organized since 2011 from the Network France-Balkans, network of local authorities from France that cooperate with the Balkan Region.

As ideal mix of training and research in history, “On the footsteps of Albert Londres” project is based on the work of Albert Londres, the famous French journalist from the beginnig of 20th Century, father of the investigative journalism.

The young participants will put their knowledge into practice and have their first experience in different journalistic practices: they will make researches, articles and interviews with local stakeholders. On the basis of this, they will also create short reportages. 6 professional journalists will work with the young ones, in order to help them in their professional development. The work will be presented as documentary film at the end of the project. This experience will not only contribute to develop their competences and gain new practices in journalism but will also ensure their intercultural encounter.

This is the fifth edition of the project. This year, the young journalists are working on the topic of the First World War in the Balkans, in line with the celebration of 100 years from the First World War. They will follow the journey of Albert Londres from the past: city of Skopje, Bitola, Novaci on the line of the tranches, Ohrid in Macedonia as well as Korce in Albania.

This programme is an initiative of the Network France-Balkans and it is organized by Pays Vichy-Auvergne in cooperation with ALDA and the Region Lower Normandy. ALDA office in Skopje is the main local partner.

In the next days you can follow the work of these young journalists on the following websites andsocial media channels:

- Sur les pas d’Albert Londres website 
- Sur les pas d’Albert Londres Facebook page 
- ALDA webpage   
- ALDA Facebook page   
- Website of the Cooperation Lower Normandy – Macedonia  
- Facebook page of the Cooperation Lower Normandy – Macedonia 

Read also the article in French and Macedonian


Here you can find the Le journal La Montagne newspaper' press release

Here you can find the La Semaine de l'Alier newspaper' press release 


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