Applications Open for 2019 Human Rights Journalism Fellowship Program in Kosovo

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Deadline: 24 March 2019

Kosovo 2.0 has launched an open call for the second cycle of the Human Rights Journalism Fellowship Program. This program is part of the three-year project “Supporting Media and Independent Journalism with a Human Rights Perspective in Kosovo” – funded by the European Union Office in Kosovo-EUOK, co-financed by the project ‘Luxembourg support to civil society in Kosovo,’ financed by the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and managed by Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF), and is being implemented by Kosovo 2.0 in partnership with Kosovo Gender Studies Center and Center for Equality and Liberty.

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This program engages and empowers young journalists to serve the interest of the silent, the marginalized, the divided and often the excluded. It mainstreams in the public discourse viewpoints and positions that counter traditional norms that are discriminatory and put groups of society at risk through journalism.

Throughout a 6-months course the awardees work closely with editors, conduct extensive research around their chosen themes, will identify stakeholders, interview sources, and lastly will finalize their production to be published in the online magazine Kosovo 2.0


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Each selected fellow will:

  • Receive a total of 2,500 EUR to produce a story in one of the formats mentioned above;
  • Commit to trainings organized at the beginning of the fellowship on story production, journalistic standards and ethics, multimedia formats, visual content and human rights legislation in Kosovo;
  • Work responsively under the supervision of an editor.

Program Requirements and Expectations

The 2019 HRJF Fellowship will commence in May 2019 and end in November 2019. The fellows will be selected based on the quality and potential of their submitted applications. The fellowship program is designed for young journalists from Kosovo, who are committed to Kosovo-based human rights related journalistic productions. A total of 11 fellows will be selected this year to participate in the program. During this period, selected fellows are expected to produce one in-depth story, in one of the following formats:

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  • Written format (3,000 to 5,000 words);
  • Video (10 to 20 minutes);
  • Multimedia format (including text plus one or more audiovisual formats).
  • Photo-essay


  • Young journalists, independent and/or freelancers, employed or unemployed;
  • Born and living in Kosovo;
  • Between the ages of 18 and 35; and
  • Have at least one year of experience in journalism and/or communications and/or at least two years of education in journalism and/or communications.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via the given website.

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