We are very pleased to announce the names of the ten journalists selected for the 2010 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence. This year’s competition was very tight as proposals received depicted the most interesting taboo issues throughout the Balkans. The Selection Committee has chosen the ten most exciting, interesting and relevant proposals from the 150 ideas submitted by journalists from across the region.
The chosen journalists are:
- Ervin Qafmolla from Albania
- Mila Popova from Bulgaria
- Doroteya Nicolova from Bulgaria
- Robert Tomic from Croatia
- Jeton Musliu from Kosovo
- Majlinda Aliu from Kosovo
- Ruzica Fotinovska from Macedonia
- Mircea Opris from Romania
- Georgiana Ilie from Romania
- Ivan Angelovski from Serbia
These journalists will now become members of a growing network for journalistic excellence in the Balkans, receiving the mentoring of internationally recognized experts during their own research in order to produce the best in-depth articles with the possibility of world wide promotion and syndication. The initial phase includes an intensive programme of training, research and reporting, beginning with a week-long seminar in Berlin on April 27th and culminating in an awards ceremony at the end of the year in Vienna.
Updates on the fellows’ progress will be posted on the site regularly.