AWARD FOR BRAVE JOURNALISTIC EXPERIMENT

The journalistic experiment on human rights carried out by Giedrė Buivydienė, Agency’s Project Manager, together with Jurgita Laurinėnaitė-Šimelevičienė, Journalist of Lithuanian weekly “Veidas”, has been awarded by the international movement for the highest standards in journalism “Media4Change”. 

When implementing this brave social experiment, Giedrė and Jurgita tried to live as Muslim women and had a chance to experience how women, covering their faces by veils and burkas, feel in Lithuania.

Giedrė and Jurgita dressed likes Muslim women and were searching for job, tried to rent the apartments, visited marketplace, used services provided by public institutions and put that to a story.