Journalists, YouTubers and teenagers from twelve countries met at the end of October in Belgrade to discuss innovative digital formats and ethical issues around new media. It was a forum for building bridges.

What can media professionals learn from young journalists? That was a key question behind the two-day Brave New Media Forum held in the Serbian capital, Belgrade.

Jovana Jovic, 17 years old and co-founder of the teenager portal Youthvibes got straight to the point. “Conventional media don’t offer much for young people like us,” she said. “That’s why we started our own portal where teenagers report on topics that interest other youths.”

DW Akademie is supporting the Moldovan TV format Abraziv and the Bosnian youth portal Karikewhere youths are reporting on topics they have chosen themselves.

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