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Open Call: Digital Rights Programme for Journalists 2022

Status: Closed

Organisation: Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)

Deadline: 25/02/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – individual journalists (working as part of newsroom structures or as freelancers);
    – teams (e.g reporter, producer, photographer, video editor) with a designated team leader as the contract signatory.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country/ies: Southeast and Central Europe
  • Application language: English

Journalists from Southeast and Central Europe are invited to apply for the second edition of Balkan Investigative Reporting Network’s (BIRN) Digital Rights Programme for Journalists, which aims to explore threats to internet freedoms and the harms deriving from the digital ecosystem. As part of the Reporting Democracy platform, BIRN’s “Digital Rights Programme for Journalists” enables media workers, writers and journalists to cover under-reported topics related to the growing digital rights challenges in the region.

BIRN is offering a comprehensive six-month programme. This includes: regular networking opportunities; meetings with actors and experts dealing with digital transformation challenges and freedom of expression on the net; financial support; on-the-job mentoring and editorial sessions to produce high-quality journalism and educational sessions, focused on digital security for media. The programme aims to cover under-reported topics related to the health of the digital ecosystem and digital rights violations in Southeast and Central Europe.

If you are interested in big platforms, freedom of expression or the digital policy agenda, or you already have a story in mind but lack resources and guidance to do it, this programme is for you.

See here to learn more and apply.

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