Cross-Border Journalism Programme with Perspektivy

Deadline: 12 February 2017
Open to: journalists from Russia, the Baltic countries, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus region
Scholarship: professional mentoring, assistance for research trips arrangements and reimbursement of costs for those trips+ travel costs, accommodation and per diem for both programme

Description

The new digital era of media, and the globalisation of economic and political processes have brought new challenges to journalism. In particular, there is the need to develop international professional networks in order to understand regional characteristics and better cover transnational stories.

To reflect the needs of journalists Perspektivy is opening a scheme that aims to connect journalists in ‘cross-border’ collaboration. Journalists and bloggers from Russia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Baltics or the Caucasus will have the opportunity to work together to produce stories through partnership and collaboration that transcend their national border.

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 welcome.

Eligibility

  • Journalists, freelancers, 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;
  • Apply with a story idea that transcends a national border;
  • Priority will be given to 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 and the Caucasus;
  • Applicants must be professional journalists, freelancers, bloggers at the early to mid point of their, career with 3-15 years professional work experience;
  • The working language of the programme is Russian. No translation at any point will be provided.

Costs

Successful candidates will receive professional mentoring, assistance for research trips arrangements and reimbursement of costs for those trips. Travel costs, accommodation and per diem for both programme launch and closing 2-days seminars will also be covered by the programme

How to apply?

In order to apply please fill the application.

For more information please visit the official web page.