Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence – Apply by 8 March 2017

‘Change’ is the theme of the 2017 call for the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.

Each year, ten journalists are chosen through open competition to receive funding and professional support to conduct in-depth research into a topic of regional and EU significance.

It is a chance to advance your career and work on a story you can be proud of. You will be supported by experienced editors and journalists from around the region. Stories from the programme will be published by Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and by prominent regional and international media outlets. The top three stories, as selected by an independent jury, will also receive cash awards.

Experienced journalists from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Greece and Serbia are eligible to apply.

Applications are received by 8 March 2017. 

All information about the programme and application procedure is available on the Fellowship website: 

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