BIRN Summer School in Romania: Full Scholarships for Balkan Journalists

This year’s BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting will take place at the Teleferic Hotel in Poiana Brasov, Romania from August 19 until August 25, 2018.

  • Scholarships for Balkan journalists
  • Previous participants are eligible to apply
  • Opportunity to get funds for investigation

Top trainers

The Summer School will bring together a superb line-up of journalists and trainers. The lead trainer will be Blake Morrison, investigative projects editor at Reuters in New York and lecturer at Columbia University, New York.

Others trainers will include New York Times Senior Journalist, Christoph Koettl; Bellingcat and European Press Prize winner in 2017, Christiaan Triebert; Knight International Journalism Award winner and OCCRP editor Miranda Partucic; winner of Peabody and Emmy Awards and co-creator of podcast Reveal Susanne Reber and more.

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All participants will have the opportunity to research and develop their idea into a full story and win financial support from Investigative Fund during Summer School.

Full scholarship for Balkan journalists

All Balkan journalists are eligible to apply for a scholarship that will cover accommodation, full board, participation fee and travel costs up to 100 euros.

Application for international journalists

The course fee of 750 euros is all-inclusive, covering tuition, room and all meals. The fee also includes BIRN’s textbook ‘Digging Deeper: A Guide for Investigative Journalists in the Balkans’.

Applications for scholarships must be received by July 15.

Standard applications (for non-scholarship applicants) must be received by August 1, 2018.

Enjoy Romanian Forests and Dracula’s Castle

The participants will spend a week in the peaceful resort, surrounded by the forests of Transylvania. They will also visit one of the tourist attractions Count Dracula castle.

For more information about the enrolment requirements, trainers and agenda please check BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting page

If you need further information, don’t hesitate to contact BIRN at [email protected]