Applications Open for 2017 Balkan Journalism Fellowship

Fellowship_003 3x4The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, or BIRN, has launched the 2017 competition for the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.
Each year, 10 journalists are chosen through open competition to conduct in-depth research into a topic of regional and EU significance. The theme for 2017 is CHANGE.
Experienced journalists from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia are eligible to apply.
Successful applicants receive a €2,000 bursary, up to €2,000 in travel and reporting expenses, close editorial supervision and mentoring, and the chance to attend international career development seminars and be published in the most influential regional and international media. In addition, the top three articles chosen by an international jury will receive awards of €4,000, €3,000 and €1,000.
The closing date for applications is March 8th, 2017. The application form, guidelines and further information about the fellowship are available online at
*Photo: Athde Mula/BIRN

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