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Fellowship Book to be Launched Throughout the Balkans

Fellowship Book to be Launched Throughout the Balkans

A series of articles recently produced by ten journalists participating in this year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, highlighting the need for better movement of people, goods and ideas in the Balkans, is to be launched over the next two weeks in capital cities throughout the region.

Fellowship Award goes to Bulgarian Journalist

Fellowship Award goes to Bulgarian Journalist

Nikoleta Popkostadinova, 24, has won the first Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence award for her article on Roma employment.

Ten New Reports Highlight Need to Ease Balkan Mobility

Ten New Reports Highlight Need to Ease Balkan Mobility

A series of reports by group of journalists from Southeast Europe was launched today, highlighting the need for better movement of people, goods and ideas to expedite development of the Balkan region and its European integration.

Balkan Journalism Fellows Present their Articles in Berlin

Balkan Journalism Fellows Present their Articles in Berlin

Ten journalists participating in the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence travelled to Berlin on November 13 to present the results of individual research and writing projects carried out as part of the 2007 programme.

Balkan Journalism Fellow Participates in Exit Debate

Balkan Journalism Fellow Participates in Exit Debate

Davor Konjikusic, one of the ten journalists engaged in this year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence participated in a panel discussion on Friday, July 13, at Novi Sad’s Exit Festival. The debate, which addressed issues such as student travel in EU and the Western Balkans and the availability of EU educational programmes for Balkan countries applying for EU membership, was organised by the Citizens’ Pact for Southeast Europe, EXIT and the Stability Pact for Southeast Europe.

Fellows Start Blogging

Fellows Start Blogging

Research on aspects of Balkan mobility, conducted by ten journalists participating in the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, can be tracked via a new blog section on the programme’s website. As the fellows report at home and abroad, they are to write about their experiences and impressions on their individual pages, posting also photographs and short films. Journalists interested in applying in future years for the Fellowship should find these accounts particularly interesting and informative.

First Fellowship Seminar Concluded in Vienna

First Fellowship Seminar Concluded in Vienna

The first seminar for ten journalists selected for 2007’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence was held from 27-31 May in Vienna.

Vienna Hosts First Fellowship Seminar

Vienna Hosts First Fellowship Seminar

Ten journalists selected for 2007’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence will be introduced to the programme next week at a seminar in Vienna. The event, organised by the Erste Foundation and hosted by the Fellowship’s Austrian media partner, Der Standard, runs from 27-31 May.

Fellowships Awarded to 10 Balkan Journalists

Fellowships Awarded to 10 Balkan Journalists

The Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence was awarded on May 14 to ten journalists from around Southeast Europe, following their selection from over 80 applications received.

Fellowship Gets German and Austrian Media Partners

Fellowship Gets German and Austrian Media Partners

Journalists selected to participate in the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence will benefit from the involvement of two leading European newspapers in the programme.

Fellowship Selection Committee Appointed

Fellowship Selection Committee Appointed

A committee has been appointed to judge applications for the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence and select up to ten journalists to participate in the 2007 programme. Later this year, based on the results of fellows’ research and reporting activities, it will make one journalist a special award to allow further professional development.

Fellowship Selection Committee to Judge Applications

Fellowship Selection Committee to Judge Applications

Following the close on April 27 of the 2007 call for applications to the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, its selection committee is set to choose up to ten journalists to participate in this year’s programme.

BIRN to Run New Balkan Journalism Fellowship

BIRN to Run New Balkan Journalism Fellowship

A new fellowship programme for young journalists in the Balkans was launched on 19 March 2007, giving ten reporters annually the chance to research in-depth articles for a special publication. The Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence is an initiative of the the Robert Bosch Stiftung and ERSTE Foundation, which will be run in cooperation with BIRN.

BIRN Doc Screened in Washington DC

BIRN Doc Screened in Washington DC

The BIRN documentary “Kosovo: Does Anyone Have a Plan?” was screened at the US Institute for Peace in Washington DC on October 27.

BIRN Documentary screened at Columbia University

BIRN Documentary screened at Columbia University

The TV documentary Does Anyone Have a Plan, produced by BIRN, was screened at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in New York on October 23.