Over fifty outlets across the Western Balkans are using the online platform to ask their audiences about topics of interest but also to request documents, testimonials or other evidence to report on issues of interest to their communities.
Stories have been wide ranging, looking at the challenges of home schooling during the pandemic, environmental issues from pollution and waste management to climate change, traffic problems, cruise ships and medical issues. Using the ECR tool, outlets have been able to follow up on stories, ask questions and seek solutions to local issues. In some cases, the story run by a local outlet has then been covered by a larger regional or national media outlet, reaching more people.
Here are a selection of the topics covered by media outlets across the region.