Cross Border Investigative Journalism Training for Western Balkans

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The Center for Media, Data, and Society at the School of Public Policy at Central European University in Budapest is announcing an open call for journalists in Western Balkans with some experience in investigative reporting to apply for a unique hybrid-style online and offline course on cross-border investigative journalism. The deadline is on 15 November 2019.

Opportunity for Journalists

The course will start with an intensive two-day training in Belgrade, Serbia, on December 10-11, 2019, followed by eight weeks of top-level online instruction.

The course aims to equip reporters with improved skills of the latest investigative reporting techniques to be able to research, conduct and present region-specific cross-border investigations and prepare journalists to collaborate regionally on cross-border topics with an improved regional approach and network.

The course will feature top-level journalists as instructors with experience in cross-border investigations both from the region and from other parts of Europe and deliver content in a wide range of forms and formats including readings, exercises, case studies, best practices, expert coaching, interactive expert feedback, individual and group assignments, in text and multimedia formats.

Successful participants will receive a professional certificate from the Central European University, signed by the Director of the Center for Media, Data and Society and verifiable for employers. Accommodation and travel costs related to the training in Belgrade will be covered by the program.

Main criteria:

  • Candidates must possess a strong command of English, written and verbal;
  • The program is open to journalists with experience in investigative reporting from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

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