WESTERN BALKANS – A new podcast is bringing to the Western Balkan youth insightful discussions on books, authors and the enjoyment of reading. It is created by young journalist Rejdi Bodlli, who took part in the RYCO supported Program for Young Journalists within the framework of the advocacy project “A Better Region Starts with Youth” implemented by RYCO from September 2020 to February 2021, with the support of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Let’s Make Balkans Read podcast is fully dedicated to books and authors from the Western Balkan region. A lot of passion and good vibes are extended to the audiences by everyone that participated in it. The author, Rejdi Bodlli, underlines that he just loves the diversity of people that helped him to create such an informative podcast. He had an interview with a well-known professor and book translator Ben Andoni who translated many books from Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian languages, so the perspective he offered was very wide and helpful. The second interlocutor was a high school teacher whose passion for books has turned her into everyone’s favorite – Dhurata Sheme a teacher at Charles Telford Ericson for many years now, and lately, she has started applying a new reading method into her classes. A deeper investigation follows that was made to understand what’s the matter with books and authors’ creativity in the region.
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About the Podcast
Authors: Rejdi Bodlli
Guests: Ben Andoni (Professor, Journalist, Translator ),Dhurata Sheme (Professor), Arba Ciraku (Science Researcher and Professor at Institute of Albanology) , Kiara Manja (Student), Aida Shatri(Student)
Mentor: Prof. Etleva Londo
Introductions and Translations: Rejdi Bodlli and Prof. Etleva Londo
Audio Edit: Rejdi Bodlli
Everyone included in this podcast is a book lover.
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.