More than 100 Applications for the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Received

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This year’s competition for the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence is closed as of today.

Meanwhile, busy BIRN team-members have launched preparations for the selection process which will start this Wednesday, March 7th.

In the upcoming days, we will announce the exact number of eligible applications received per country.

Members of the Selection Committee will begin the process of choosing the journalists to participate in this year’s programme, who will become members of a growing network for journalistic excellence in Balkans.

This year’s programme consists of two seminars, the international research of fellows’ own reporting project, mentoring and editorial followed by the world-wide promotion and syndication of fellows’ articles.

The International Selection Committee consists of six permanent members from the media community in the Balkans, Austria and Germany, as well as one annual member, who is an expert on this year’s Fellowship theme – communities.

The results of the Committee’s deliberations will be announced on March 29th on our website, while all candidates will be individually informed about the results of the fourth annual competition for the Balkan Fellowship.

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, alongside partners – the Robert Bosch Stiftung and ERSTE Foundation, would like to thank all of the applicants for their interest in the programme and wishes them the very best of luck.