6. How to make big stories out of small news – Using Media and Social Networks in NVS

This module addresses new developments in media evolution and examines the importance of new media and social networks in civil mobilization and NVS. Trainers will explain how to communicate with the media and how to approach journalists with focus on how to gain their trust and how to make a small local story big.  Additionally, participants will discuss how “citizen journalism” works in more oppressed societies.


  1. Understand the importance of media in NVS and how they work
  2. Make action plans and campaigns into news  

6.1 Exercise 

Participants use one of the action plans and transform it into a news piece. They will choose what content, pictures, and videos are best suited for the post.