WESTERN BALKANS – The first episode of a new vibrant podcast titled You(th) Choose(s) is hosted by young journalists from the Western Balkans. It is a part of the RYCO supported program for students of journalism in the region. The podcast gathers young people from the region with Branislava Kolarov, Andrea Knežević and Dijana Dacin as the hosts that guide the topics through creative thinking and discussions.

In the first episode titled “You(th) Choose(s) Connection” the guest speakers – Kiara, Tomas, Gabriela, Shefket, Anđela and Dijana will connect us through music, choosing songs that can bring all of us together, no matter how far or different we are from one another. From the ‘80s synthpop through festive music and all the way to the Eurovision song contest, young people from the region show the world that we are one and come one step closer to overcoming our differences.

Guests: Kiara, Tomas, Gabriela, Shefket, Anđela and Dijana 

Music Playlist:

  1. Train – Shake Up Christmas
  2. Loreen – Euphoria
  3. Alphaville – Forever Young
  4. Bob Marley – One Love
  5. Michael Jackson – They Don’t Care About Us
  6. Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Leitte – We Are One

Listen to their first episode here: 

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Background on the Podcast 

The first season of the You(th) Choose(s) podcast contains six episodes, where some of the topics covered throughout are connection and unity, guilty pleasures and teenage years. We will introduce you to these six episodes of the podcast by publishing them weekly on our channels.

Authors: Branislava Kolarov, Andrea Knežević and Dijana Dacin

Mentor: Prof. Dragana Prodanović

Studio: Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina (Nezavisno Društvo Novinara Vojvodine)

Logo and visuals: Dajana Rusov

Jingle: Đorđe Todorović and Miloš Georgijević 

Audio edit: Branislava Kolarov

This podcast was produced during the three-month Program for Students of Journalism in the Western Balkans within the framework of the advocacy project “A Better Region Starts with Youth” implemented by RYCO with the support of the Federal Republic of Germany. All journalists’ work is their own and the content of any given article, episode and journalistic item does not represent the opinion of RYCO, and RYCO cannot guarantee the validity and the accuracy of the information that these stories contain.