Prizren-based outlet, RTV Besa, used the multicultural and language diversity of the city as a key asset for the outlet’s further development. Namely, they decided to open towards minority communities in the city by introducing TV shows in Bosnian and Turkish languages. In addition, for the first time, they provide translation of municipal assembly sessions and broadcast them on TV and social media channels (Facebook and YouTube).
Thanks to the business development grant RTV Besa hired additional staff for supporting the production of the new content. RTV Besa was established in 2002 as a local radio station. The TV channel was introduced two years later in 2004. It is one of the six outlets from Kosovo that are part of the Media for All business development grant scheme. The project is funded by the UK Government and implemented by the British Council, Thomson Foundation, BIRN and INTRAC in all Western Balkans countries.
In this special edition of Journalift Talks from Ulcinj in Montenegro, Mamer Fusha talks with Davor Marko from Thomson Foundation about outlet’s main achievements and challenges during the Media for All project implementation, mentorship process, and RTV Besa future plans. This, and much more interesting details in the following interview.