Deadline: 4 March 2018
The spring 2018 call for applications for the sixth season of “Cross-Border Journalism” Programme is now open which aims to connect journalists in ‘cross-border’ collaboration.
The programme is an opportunity for journalists and bloggers in the early and mid stages of their career looking for the chance to develop their skills in international reporting and enhance their professional network abroad.
Working in teams, participants can produce joint or individual work. These stories can be on any topic, as long as they draw on examples from outside of their home country. For example, refugee and migrant crises, climate changes, food production and its export/import, media, or civil society. Other ideas are also welcomed.
- 7-8 April 2018: A two days workshop, where teams can meet up with Perspektivy mentors to discuss ideas, work on story angles and plan a road-map forward.
- 9 April 2018 – 18 May 2018: A mentoring phase, where the participants return to their home destinations and continue work remotely with experienced mentors and senior journalists as they work on producing their stories.
- Each team can choose most convenient time from the mentoring phase period to undertake short-term research trip to collect information for their cross-border story.
- Travel costs and per diem will be reimbursed by the programme.
- 19-20 May 2018: A two days review session where the teams meet again to finalise their pieces and discuss them with mentors and journalists on the scheme.
- 15 June 2018: Approximate date of publishing stories.
- Locations of the seminars will be confirmed later. It is considering to be Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Moldova, or Russia
- Journalists, freelancers, bloggers must apply with a story idea that transcends a national border.
- Priority will be given to those team applications where participants of the team are from different countries and media outlets.
- This scheme is open to journalists, freelancers, bloggers producing stories in Russian for Russian-language media outlets and professionally based in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Baltic states, and the Caucasus.
- Applicants must be professional journalists, freelancers, bloggers at the early to mid point of their, career with a minimum of three years work experience.
- The working language of the programme is Russian. No translation at any point will be provided.
How to Apply
Candidates can apply via given website.
- Caucasus, Baltic States
- Central Asia: Kazakhstan,Uzbekistan,Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan
- Eastern Europe: Russia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia.
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