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, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Thomson Reuters Foundation initiated the Program “Economic and Political Reporting from Southeast Europe” in 2007.
Up to fifteen journalists from the Balkans are competitively chosen to participate in the program. The program, run by experienced Thomson Reuters staff, includes two courses of two weeks each, in Germany and in the UK respectively. Participants also travel to Brussels and Berlin to meet with policymakers and journalists covering European financial and political affairs.
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 (10-24 April) and in Germany (20 September-2 October). Participants will also travel to Brussels and Berlin to meet policy-makers and journalists covering European financial and political affairs.
The course will cover the following broader topics:
- Writing about emerging market economies
- Markets reporting and covering companies
- Practical exercises based on current European themes.
Applicants must be able to speak English and be full-time professional journalists who have been working for at least two years with a recognised 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 the programme. A detailed description of criteria and rules as well as a downloadable application form is available HERE
The deadline for receipt of applications is 14 February 2010.
More info HERE