Balkan Journalism Fellows Present their Articles in Berlin

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Ten journalists participating in the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence travelled to Berlin on November 13 to present the results of individual research and writing projects carried out as part of the 2007 programme.

The fellows, who are from throughout the Balkan region, shall attend a five-day seminar, marking the publication of reports they produced with the programme’s financial and professional support. The series of reports, which feature topics related to the mobility of people, goods and ideas in the Balkans, is entitled “Moving On: Overcoming Balkan Barriers to a European Future.” It is to be distributed both in the Balkans and throughout Europe in a special book edition, via the Balkan Insight email newsletter, as well as appearing online – in eight languages – at .

On the basis of these reports, the Fellowship’s Selection Committee, comprising journalists and experts from throughout Europe, shall award one fellow with financial support to develop his or her professional skills. The award shall be announced on Friday, November 16.

The seminar’s programme also features discussions with Berlin-based experts on a variety of issues current in the Balkans and Europe as a whole, including the geopolitics of energy supply, demographic changes and religious coexistence, as well as a visit to the German foreign ministry.

The event is organised and hosted by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, which ,with the ERSTE Foundation, initiated the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence. The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, the programme’s partner in the region, provided professional support to the fellows during their research, and produced the Moving On publication.

For more information on the programme, and to read the fellows’ articles, visit For copies of the publication, contact Fellowship Programme Manager & Editor, Anna McTaggart, on [email protected].