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Journalism Poverty Prize 2019 Awards Ceremony

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The Association of Journalists of Kosovo-AJK in partnership with UN agencies, funds, programmmes and entities in Kosovo – The UN Kosovo Team (UNKT), under the coordination of the UN Development Coordinator’s Office, and in cooperation with UNS on 14 October will mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The event will precede the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October, determined on the basis of the United Nations Resolution adopted on 22December, 1992 by the UN General Assembly.

This significant advocacy day presents an opportunity to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty and a chance for them to make their concerns heard, as well as to consider the systematic measures that should be taken to eradicate poverty once and for all.

In order to enhance awareness of the importance of poverty eradication efforts in the context of Kosovo, the Association of Journalists of Kosovo in close partnership with the UN Kosovo Team (UNKT), is organizing the 14th edition of the annual awards “The Journalism Poverty Prize”.

The awards ceremony will be attended by representatives of the media, institutions, civil society, private sector, international organizations and other partners committed to eradicate poverty and promote the Sustainable Development Goals in Kosovo.

The ceremony will be accompanied by the exhibition that tackles poverty with photography.

The Journalism Poverty Prize 2019 (14th edition) is organized by the Association of Journalists of Kosovo in cooperation with UN Kosovo Team – UNKT, funded by the UN Development Coordinator’s Office, UNWOMEN, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and UNVolunteers.

The AJK in close cooperation with UNKT, and UNS kindly invite you to join us in the marking of this day. Please find attached the detailed agenda.

Sincerely, The Association of Journalists of Kosovo

Email: office@agk-ks.org Web: www.agk-ks.org

AGENDA, 14 October, 2019

14:30 – 15:00                  RECEPTION AND REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS
(Menza Ramiz Sadiku, Pristina)

15:00 – 15:05  INTRODUCTION AND OPENING REMARKS
Vesa Bala – Association of Journalists of Kosovo
15:05 – 15:20  WELCOMING SPEECH
– Ms. Gentiana Begolli Pustina – President of the Board of the Association of Journalists of Kosovo – Ms. Ulrika Richardson – UN Development Coordinator – Mr. Budimir Ničić – President of the Association of Journalists of Serbia in Kosovo
15:20 – 15:30  VIDEO PRESENTATION “KEEPING POVERTY ON THE FRONT PAGE”
15:30 – 15:40  SPEECH: TACKLING POVERTY WITH JOURNALISM
Ms. Elizabeth Gowing – Author, Human Rights Activists and founder of The Ideas Partnership
15:40 – 16:00  AWARDS CEREMONY
– Best short video story – Best TV documentary – Best audio story – Best written story – Best photography
16:00 – 17:00  REFRESHMENTS & MUSIC
Visar Kuqi & Dukagjin Muhaxheri

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