BIRN Albania Opens Call for Investigations into Education

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BIRN Albania launched a call for investigative stories on education on October 21, offering grants for three journalists to cover education stories, with mentoring by experienced editors.

The call is being held as part of a project entitled ‘Raising Awareness about Accountability and Transparency through Investigative Reporting’, financed by the National Endowment for Democracy.

The project aims to boost the fight against the culture of impunity in Albania through investigative journalism, bridging the gap between civil society organisations and journalists, building their capacities and creating common ground for joint action in exposing corruption cases in the country.

Three journalists will be awarded grants to cover their expenses while conducting investigations and writing their stories on the education system in Albania.

The journalists will have around three months to dig deeper and research their ideas, and will also have the opportunity to work with experienced editors as mentors to guide them through the process of writing in accordance with BIRN’s standards.

The call only applies to journalists from Albania and closes on November 10, 2019.

Click here for more information (in Albanian) about the application procedure.

Click here to download the application form (in Albanian).