MEDIA TRIPS TO EU
Campaign dedicated to media literacy/ Strengthening Media Freedom
“If you have something to say – say it”
The European Union Delegation and Ministry of Culture and Information have supported the campaign dedicated to media literacy targeted at secondary school students in Serbia. A working slogan of the campaign is “If you have something to say – say it”, and creative solutions have been generated through conclusions made in direct interviews with secondary school students and their assessments of media culture and media literacy levels among their peers in the country.
This pilot campaign is dedicated to strengthening of media literacy of secondary school students in Serbia, and at the beginning of September it presented a website http://www.recinam.rs which will serve as a “rally point” for individual and group coverage topic of which will be media literacy of interested students and their teachers.
Participants in this campaign are the three secondary schools from Belgrade, Sremski Karlovci and Paraćin. They entered into partnership with campaign creators with their proposals related to the improvement of school magazines quality, development of a school video and improvement of school website technical quality. Experts from these fields, hired by agency Ovation, started cooperation with them, and the first results of these trainings are expected by the end of October.
In autumn, an open competition is anticipated that will bring other schools from Serbia could apply and propose mini-projects which could be included in the campaign, thus strengthening media literacy among secondary school students.
The campaign addressing media literacy of secondary school students is funded by the European Union as a part of the project “Strengthening media freedom”, implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Information.
Students of Grammar School in Sremski Karlovci have ceremonially “started-up” their new school web site today – Say Karlovačka which was developed as a part of pilot campaign aimed at the improvement of media literacy among secondary school students “If you have something to say – say it“. Members of journalists’ extracurricular activity section led by their literature teacher Ms. Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodić, participate in the campaign implemented by the European Union Delegation and Ministry of Culture and Information.
The new web site of this famous Karlovac Grammar School which can be visited on http://karlovackagimnazija.wix.com/recikarlovacka is a result of work and creative ideas of students from this school, who were supported through the campaign by experts for web design and placement of contents of importance for critical thinking and media literacy of young people.
Ljiljana Maletin with students at Radio 021, Novi Sad, octobre 2015.
CREATIVE WRITINGS WORKSHOP LEADER
INTERNATIONAL GERMAN-SERBIAN-FRANCH-BOSNIAN-CROATIAN PROJECT ELYSEE-JUGENDBEGEGUNGSCAMP 10-12.4.2013.
cooperation with Sandra Tardelli from Croatia
WORKSHOP LEADER: FINISH CULTURE THROUGH IMAGE STUDIES, Finnish-Serbian culture cooperation
Author of project: Ljiljana Maletin-Vojvodic, teacher of literature, writer who spent several months at different artist-in-residence Centres in Filnland
* This project represented a rare opportunity to gather different professors about the same topics and to access it from different angles, at the same time. For this reason, and because they used different and creative type of teaching methods, students were very motivated for coolaboration.
LECTURING AND CURATORIAL ACCTIVITIES:
– Program assosiate at International festival of Prose writing, PROSEFEST held in Novi Sad 2008-2010.
– Organizer, advisor and moderator of literary meetings at Karlovačka gimnazija in Sremski Karlovci
PROJECT: Literary meetings with winers of NIN prize (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NIN_Prize)
The NIN Prize (Нинова награда, Ninova nagrada) is a Serbian literary award, established in 1954 by NIN magazine and is an given annually for the best newly published novel in Serbian literature (previously Yugoslav literature). The award is presented every year in January by a jury of writers. In addition to being a highly reputable award capable of transforming the writer’s literary career, NIN Prize is also sought after because it virtually assures the recipient of the bestseller status for his/her novel
During 2008-2012, four winners of NINl prize participated at literary meeting at Karlovačka gimnazija:
DRAGAN VELIKIĆOrganizing and moderating event with Dragan Velikić and students from Karlovci Grammer school 19.03.2013, Karlovci Grammer School http://www.laguna.rs/v2035_vest_karlovacka_gimnazija_ugostila_dragana_velikica_laguna.html Dragan Velikić was born in 1953 in Belgrade. He grew up in the Croatian town of Pula on the Adriatic coast. From 1972 until 1976 he studied world literature at the University of Belgrade. From 1991 until 1995 he was a columnist with the independent weekly “Vreme”, and from 1995 until the spring of 1999 he was editor-in-chief at the publishing house of the Independent Radio B92 in Belgrade. In March 1999 he began living in exile in Budapest and Vienna. He came back to Belgrade in December 2000. He was a DAAD scholar in Berlin from June 2001 to July 2002. From June 2005 to November 2009, Dragan Velikić was the Ambassador of Serbia in Austria. Now he lives in Belgrade as a freelancer. He has published eight novels: Via Pula (Via Pula, 1988), Astrakhan (Astragan, 1991), Hamsin 51 (Hamsin 51, 1993), The North Wall (Severni zid, 1995), Dante’s Square (Danteov trg, 1997), The Case of Bremen (Slučaj Bremen, 2001),Dossier Domaszewski (Dosije Domaševski, 2003) and The Russian Window (Ruski prozor, 2007), three books of short stories and five books of essays. His books have been translated into twelve European languages. All his novels have been translated into German. For his last novel The Russian Window (2007) he received the NIN Award and the Meša Selimović Award in Serbia and the Mitteleuropa Award in Austria. The Serbian version of The Russian Window has been published in 14 editions and it has sold over 22,000 copies. Dragan Velikic has published around a hundred political essays and articles in the European newspapers and magazines. ABOUT MY TEACHING PRACTICEMy teaching practice has changed over the years. But all the time, I avoid the traditional approach and try to connect literature and visual art and to make my students to be creative. I’m an artist and lecturer with apractice that includes both visual and literary art. Fortunately, students of Karlovci Grammer language school where I am teaching literarure for many years ago, are creative. In addition to regular classes, they participate in different kind of workshops, attending my creative-writing courses and different kind of trainings, like intercultural course – interdisciplinary dialogue between Serbia and Finnish culture held at Sremski Karlovci Grammar school 2011. Video stil from video work