Training "Accountability and Transparency. Tools for Citizens" organized by the Institute of Analysis and Advocacy was held in Sumy on December 1-2, 2016.
The first training session for regional journalists and civic activists was held by DiXi Group Junior Analyst Maria Melnyk. She told about the activities performed by her organization, including anticorruption projects of the company.
During the first presentation the junior analyst informed the participants about the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) standard and explained how DiXi Group implements the USAID Transparent Energy Project.
During the second presentation Maria told about data journalism and the need for using its approaches in writing materials. Moreover, she gave examples of resources for creating maps and infographics, and introduced their operation principle.
"The training provided an opportunity to understand the needs and problems of regional mass media. Thus, in future, this will allow finding the right methods of communication with the regional mass media," commented Maria Melnyk.