Lithuania is committed to reducing the number of adults with disabilities placed in social care by 40% before 2020, and the number of children in such arrangements should decrease by 60%. Yet data show that structural investment from the European Union, vital for this process, got channeled into creating slightly more comfortable environments rather than alternative arrangements.
The creation of the Future Story Lab, an innovative platform aiming to build the capacity of journalists and media makers, and to create a space for professional networking and collaboration for quality media production, is progressing. This platform is set to provide learning and mentoring opportunities for media makers, in that way strengthening local investigative journalism. This October, the first interactive database, exposing interests of politicians, high-ranking civil servants, and the use of publicmoney has been introduced as part of the project, providing an innovative tool for journalists helping them to unveil the interests of those in power.
In a report for Solutions Journalism Network, journalist Amanda Ripley writes about how reporters can work new techniques into their journalism — ones that are better equipped to deal with the “kind of divide America is currently experiencing,” which researchers call ‘intractible conflict.’”