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Media for All Scholarships available for BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting

We have 24 full scholarships available for journalists from across the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia) to attend the flagship BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting this August. 

The Summer School of Investigative Reporting will be held in Croatia’s picturesque coastal village of Mlini from August 23-30 and brings together top journalists and editors for a week- long training programme. This year, BIRN is teaming up with journalists and trainers from Lighthouse Reports, an award-winning non-profit organisation based in the Netherlands which leads complex transnational investigations blending traditional journalistic methods with emerging techniques like open source intelligence and specialisms like data science. Applicants will also have the chance to choose one of four course themes: Arms, Surveillance, Agriculture and Waste. 

Who can apply? 

If you have experience in investigative reporting and have covered one of the four course themes and are based in the region (covered by the Media for All programme) you can apply for a scholarship. 

The training will be delivered in English.

What does the scholarship cover? 

We are providing 24 full scholarships for selected participants. This will cover accommodation, meals, as well as transportation expenses of up to 150 euros.

How do I apply? 

The application procedure includes sending a completed application form and CV as well as a sample of your work. Applications close on June 30. Apply here

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Covid-19 precautions

Due to the ongoing pandemic, there is a possibility that some trainers will not be able to come to Croatia, so they will join online via Zoom. BIRN also aims to undertake all the necessary preventive and protection measures and will inform the participants of COVID-19 related rules and procedures. In case the offline setting is not possible, the school will most likely take place online.

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