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Welcome to the ISMJ – International School of Multimedia Journalism

The ISMJ – International School of Multimedia Journalism has been in existence since 2015 and offers the participating journalism students a unique opportunity to deal with current issues in an intercultural setting and to expand and deepen their own knowledge of multimedia journalism.

It is a joint program that networks Austrian and Ukrainian journalism students and promotes an understanding of international media systems and the media landscape in both countries. It was established after the annexation of Crimea and the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict in 2014. The program aims to foster international cooperation and mutual understanding by training young journalists in multimedia journalism while dealing with various current topics.

The International School of Multimedia Journalism is run by the Journalism & Media Management study programs at FHWien der WKW, the Ukrainian Catholic University Lviv and the OeAD Cooperation Office in Lviv. In the second year of its existence, two further project partners joined the ISMJ: the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) and the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA).

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ISMJ 2024 – This is (also) Europe!

The new “reality” in European politics

The rise of artificial intelligence, particularly in the form of deepfake technology, raises significant concerns about its impact on democracy. The question arises: will AI and democracy always be at odds due to the potential for deepfakes to spread misinformation? Or is there a way for AI to actua…

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Are we safe in Europe?

Amidst escalating regional tensions and ongoing Russian aggression, Poland has launched "Holidays with the Army" to train young adults in essential military skills. Poland, a key NATO member, allocates the highest percentage of its GDP to defence, highlighting its dedication to regional stability an…

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OFFTRACK: Expensive tickets and the future of passenger transportation in the EU

Delays, long travel times, and expensive tickets. The European Railways passenger transport faces many problems. With plane tickets nowadays much cheaper than the train and more roads being built than tracks, the question arises about how serious the EU is really about making the train the core mean…

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From Fields To Cities: Rural-to-urban migration in Poland

The striking contrast between rapidly growing Warsaw and Poland's shrinking rural regions reveals a significant trend. This project delves into what attracts people to live and work in Warsaw. We spoke with residents about their urban experiences and consulted an expert on the numerous challenges ru…

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