Applications are being accepted for the 2011 programme for Balkan journalists. Economic and Political Reporting from Southeast Europe is jointly run by Robert Bosch Stiftung and Thomson Reuters Foundation. It was created to foster quality analysis and reporting on economic issues, enhance coverage on topics that are central to the region’s economic and political development and encourage regional networking among journalists. Fifteen journalists from the Balkans are competitively chosen to participate in the programme, run by experienced ex-Reuters journalists. The programme includes two 10-day courses in the UK (3-15 April) and in Germany (18-30 September). Participants will also travel to Brussels and Berlin to meet policy-makers and journalists covering European financial and political affairs. Applicants must be able to speak English and be full-time professional journalists who have been working for at least two years with a recognized publication, website, radio or television station. Applicants must have a portfolio that includes experience in economic journalism or must otherwise demonstrate a strong interest in economic and political issues. Applying journalists must be citizens of Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, or Slovenia. They must have permission from their employer to take part in both parts of the programme. Please apply online on ReutersLink.
Deadline for application is 31st of January.
Source: BCSDN No. 223