Under the theme of ‘Trust’, journalists from the Balkans have over the last eight months produced a series of in-depth stories which were published in prominent local and international media, and collected in an e-publication that will be showcased at the ceremony.
An international jury of journalists and scholars will announce the three best stories from this year’s collection.
In addition to this year’s fellows, Fellowship media partners from Europe and guests from public life, more than 50 journalists from the region who are members of the programme’s alumni network will gather to celebrate excellence in journalism.
The event will be followed by the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence bi-annual alumni meeting, at which peer-to-peer exchange and collaboration will be promoted through debates, case study presentations and pitching for regional journalistic projects that will be supported through the alumni fund.
A project that promotes the development of a robust and responsible press, the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence has evolved into a decade-long platform that has helped shape journalistic standards in the Balkans and the careers of participating reporters.
It fosters quality reporting, initiates regional networking among journalists and advances coverage of topics that are central to the region and to the EU. For journalists in the Balkans, the programme serves as unique opportunity for professional development.