Open call: Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in the Balkans

Deadline: 21 August 2021
Open to: journalists and writers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia
Benefits: each selected candidate/team will receive a bursary of 1,000 euros to support their reporting

DESCRIPTION

BIRN has partnered with ATINA NGO to counter the growing trend of violence based on the victims’ gender by increasing the capacity of journalists to understand the complexity of gender-based violence and exploitation and empowering them to engage in covering gender-related issues. Through its programme, BIRN is looking for journalists and writers interested in revealing the scale of gender-based violence in the region.

It is offering a specialised, eight-month programme that includes: on-the-job mentoring and editorial sessions to produce high-quality journalism; educational sessions focused on gender-based violence; financial support and assistance. They are particularly interested in stories that cover under-reported topics of violence against women in the region.

ELIGIBILITY

The programme is open to:

  • All journalists and writers who believe they have a good story on an under-reported topic concerning gender-based violence in the Balkans.
  • Staff reporters from local and national media who wish to co-publish the story with us.
  • The journalists and writers should be from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.

BENEFITS

Each selected candidate/team will receive a bursary of 1,000 euros to support their reporting. If the story covers more than one of the targeted countries, this will be seen as an advantage.

HOW TO APPLY?

Send your story proposal using the story grant form, downloadable here and together with a signed declaration and your CV to [email protected]  no later than August 21, 2021.

For further information, please visit the official website.