Internews launches a media support contest in the Balkans: Apply by Feb 1

Internews is launching the cross-border project “Strengthening Independent Media in Europe and Eurasia,” a regional media support initiative in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the Caucasus that aims to increase citizens’ access to reliable information about local, regional, and international issues of public importance through support to the independent media sector.

The goal is to raise the standards in multimedia journalism against which media organizations currently operate in Europe and Eurasia.

Through its activities, the project will promote ethical and honest journalism, fact-based coverage, independence of media outlets’ editorial policy, freedom of expression.

Currently available contests for selection of authors for the production of national multimedia packages pertain to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. 

In each country two partners/authors of multimedia packages will be selected by a group of experts, based on open competition, and will produce 5 multimedia packages each.

The contest will be open to local and national print, radio, TV, and online outlets, as well as relevant NGOs and production houses.

The two selected partners will receive grants of USD 10,000 each to produce the multimedia packages. This amount will cover production expenses, salaries, and other relevant costs.

Selected producers will receive multimedia tools training and mentoring which will focus on providing know-how and expertise to help them produce content at a high technical level, using multiple sources, verification techniques, fact-based evidence, and interactive techniques to engage audiences.

Deadline for applications to the contest is February 1st, 2019 at 18.00.

Please, find all other information related to the contest on the Balkansmedia website.

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