Montenegro: Call for Investigative Story Pitches

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Do you have an idea for a big story in the public interest? Do you want to explore topics relevant for Montenegro? Do you want to report your story to the highest standards, with training and a quality editorial mentoring from the country and the region that let you explore your subject in depth? Would you like your story to be published in the region, translated into English and to reach readers even more widely?

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If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’, now is the time to submit your ideas. The candidates with the best proposals will undergo a training, to be held in Montenegro in the end of March 2020.

The training will be followed by a selection process. Three candidates with the best ideas, journalistic skills and knowledge will implement their investigative projects, with a close supervision and mentoring of the editorial team from the country and the region.

After completion of the investigation, all stories will be published at the websites of CIN-CG and BIRN, as well as in a special bilingual publication and e-book.

All journalists from Montenegro who have interest and experience in investigative journalism are eligible to apply. Apart from the training, mentoring and editorial support, the selected applicants will receive € 1,000 bursary for their stories (reduced by approximately 9% tax).

Applications should be submitted by March 4th, 2020 to: [email protected]. The application form is available online at

Should you have any additional questions, please send them to: [email protected] or [email protected].