Journalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Kosovo are invited to apply for the third edition of BIRN’s Digital Rights Programme, which seeks to analyse threats to digital rights and freedoms and to document, explore and communicate to the wider public the abuses of digital tools to undermine democracy and human rights.
BIRN offers a comprehensive six-month programme for all accepted applications, which includes:
- Financial support ($1,325 gross),
- Regular networking opportunities,
- Meetings with relevant stakeholders dealing with digital transformation challenges and freedom of expression,
- On-the-job mentoring and editorial sessions to produce high-quality journalism and educational sessions focused on digital security for media.
Support is available for professional freelance or staff journalists to cover local, national and cross-border topics. The stories produced under the programme will be published by Balkan Insight and by prominent European, regional and international media outlets.
The call is open until October 28, 2022.