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Call for Applications: Two-Day Training Course on Investigative Reporting and Fact-Checking

Status: Closed

  • Training & education

Organisation: Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)

Deadline: 31/08/2023

Location: North Macedonia

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) Kosovo has opened a new call for applications for its first two-day training course on investigative reporting and fact-checking, as part of the EU-funded project ‘Strengthening Quality News and Independent Journalism in the Western Balkans and Turkey II’.

This training course will help tackle fake news and unverified reporting by helping journalists learn how to spot fake news and provide verified information that adheres to journalistic standards. The knowledge delivered will be of a practical nature and will draw on the unique experiences of journalists who have successfully developed such skills in similar environments.

BIRN will invite different regional and international media professionals to administer the training course and share their knowledge and experience with the participants.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Final-year journalism students, recent graduates, and young and professional journalists from the Western Balkan countries including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia may apply for the course.
  • Candidates from across the region are encouraged to apply. However, the number of participants is limited and they will give priority to younger journalists with less experience in the described field.


  • The training will take place in North Macedonia. Details regarding the specific location, agenda and accommodation will only be provided to selected participants.


  • Following the training, participants will have the opportunity to be part of a fellowship for writing articles on cross-border investigations and fact-checking.

Deadline for applications: 12:00, Central European Time, on August 31, 2023

Date of the training course: October 2023

Learn more here and apply.

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