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Production Grant for Public Broadcasters

Organisation: Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)

Status: Open

Type:
  • Grant
Theme:
  • Investigative journalism
  • Media support

Funding Size: €8,000

Deadline: 21/06/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – This call is designed for teams of 3-5 members of journalists, editors, producers and other media professionals from public broadcasters in Western Balkan countries;
    – Applicants are required to complete an application form, propose ideas for the topics to be covered in the two television stories they wish to produce through this grant, and designate a team leader;
    – Within this call, a total of six teams, one from each of the Western Balkan countries, will be chosen.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Western Balkans
  • Application Language: English

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) invites teams of individuals, including journalists, editors, producers and other media workers from Western Balkan public broadcasters to submit applications for production grant to enhance the quality of news and investigative reporting across all public broadcasters in the Western Balkans.

This call, within the project “Strengthening Quality Journalism in Western Balkans and Türkiye II,” will support the production of at least two television stories in each Western Balkan country, totalling 12 stories across all six countries.

The selected teams of journalists will receive mentorship from BIRN`s editors/mentors in the production of their stories and will be invited to contribute to the production of one cross-border documentary.

Team Information

Each team is anticipated to:

  • Consist of 3-5 journalists, editors, producers and other media professionals from the same public broadcaster in one of Western Balkan countries. Teams can consist of team members working in the same or different public broadcasters in the same country.
  • Propose a clear idea and financial plan for the production and publication of two TV stories.
  • Produce at least two TV stories that will be aired by the public broadcaster to which they are affiliated during 2024.
  • Be involved in mentorship sessions and work closely with BIRN`s editors/mentors.
Funding Information
  • Six Production Supports will be awarded through this call, each for a gross amount of €8,000 for the production of two television stories per country.
  • These funds can cover the following costs related to the production of TV stories: travel costs, rent of additionally needed equipment, design and visualization, translation, honoraria for the individuals involved in the production of the stories and others. All costs are subject to approval after the applications are selected.

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