Digital Rights Reporting Training for Balkan Journalists: Applications Open

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BIRN invites Balkan journalists to apply for our three-day digital rights reporting training programme in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from September 26-28, 2023. Successful applicants will also become eligible for a small grant to produce a digital rights story.

If you are a journalist from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, or Kosovo interested in reporting on digital rights, BIRN’s digital rights reporting training in Sarajevo is an opportunity to deepen your knowledge.

This specialised training course offers a rare chance for regional journalists to delve into some of the most exciting and relevant areas in modern journalism: you will understand digital rights comprehensively, focusing on reporting breaches, content blocking, manipulation and propaganda in the digital realm.

Our training programme will help you understand the complexities of digital rights and their impact on journalism and give you insights into open-source investigations, data journalism, fact-checking, and more. Successful applicants will engage in hands-on workshops about identifying and documenting digital rights violations and will learn to enhance their storytelling by using contemporary multimedia tools.

After completing the training course, the trainees will receive a small grant to write an article, applying their newly acquired skills in digital rights reporting.

Who can apply?

BIRN is inviting journalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Kosovo to apply for the three-day training course on digital rights reporting.

How to apply?

To apply, fill out this application form no later than September 5, 2023, at 5pm CET.

Where will it be held?

The training course will take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from September 26 to September 28, 2023. BIRN will fully cover travel and accommodation costs for all successful applicants.

The working language of the training is English.