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Using New Media to boost Civic Engagement and Government Transparency

The overall aim of this project is to boost government transparency and increase civic involvement in Moldova. Donor: Transition Promotion Program of the Czech Foreign Ministry, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Partners: MediaPoint and RISE Moldova (MD).




1. To increase the impact of independent bloggers on the political process.

2. To improve public access to official information and spur the public to act based on that data.

3.To boost the ability of investigative journalists and civic activists to monitor the authorities.




  • Development of a blogging platform that will serve not only for the promotion of articles, but also to support blogging in general in Moldova. The site will include a monthly roundup of the most relevant blog posts, as well as highlight the best article of the day.  

  • Development of platform focused on the re-use of public company data, providing it in a more user-friendly manner than on the official site. The platform will feature a customized search tool, company history tracking, and a data visualization generator.

  • Development of a gamification system integrated into to improve user experience, it will give points to users based on the quality of opinions posted on the site and their overall level of activity.

  • Training program  for journalists, activists and IT professionals.

  • Fellowships for journalists in Prague and Chisinau

  • Journalistic investigations

  • Production and publication of TOL content.


For more information about TOL's other current projects, please click here.


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--  Announcement: Debunking Disinformation: A Training Program for Czech Journalism Students - Become An Expert Fact Checker and Hoax Buster!


Date: March 12, 2018 – July 1, 2018

The course is for free and TOL will cover all travel expenses for attendees. Applicants should be from a master’s program (or in the final years of their studies), either in journalism or media studies, or other relevant fields such as political science, security studies, international relations or other. One of the main selection criteria will be a proven motivation to use the acquired skills in practice. While much of the instruction will be in Czech, fluent English is a requirement.


Apply or check our website for more info. Deadline is January 31, 2018.

Support is provided by the U.S. Embassy in Prague.


Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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