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Reporting Democracy Call for Application for Fellowship Focusing on Transformation

Key Information


    • Journalists from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia with demonstrable professional experience.
    • Applicants must have citizenship or permanent residence of one of the countries covered by the programme.
    • Report Democracy provides editorial support in English, so applicants should be proficient in English (speaking, reading and comprehension), although they may produce their stories in local languages.
    • Fellows must be able to dedicate adequate time to the Fellowship, in terms of research, reporting trips, attending seminars, writing and revising drafts and participating in editorial sessions. 
  • Funding amount: $1000 to $10,000
  • Type of funding: Fellowship
  • Target countries: Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
  • Application languages: English
Reporting Democracy has announced a call for applications for the 2021 Fellowship with the theme of Transformation.
Reporting Democracy is awarding 10 Fellowships to journalists from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe who have an idea for a story that needs dedicated on-the-ground reporting, in-depth research, generous funding and sustained editorial attention to do it justice.
Successful applicants will be chosen by an independent committee to take part in ten-month programme for professional development, culminating in the production of a compelling longform story to be published by BIRN and its media partners.
  • a bursary of €3,000
  • the chance to improve your reporting skills by working in close collaboration with world-class editors
  • ongoing mentoring and support from BIRN’s leading regional journalistic network, present in 14 countries of the Central and SEE region
  • the opportunity to participate in an introductory seminar focused on reporting and storytelling techniques
  • the chance to win additional awards worth between 3.000 and 1.000 euros for the best three stories
  • worldwide publication of reports in local languages and English through the network of media partners
  • membership of the Fellowship alumni network, designed to support networking between fellows who have participated in the programme since 2007


Please, find more details and apply here.

Status: Open

Deadline: Ongoing


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