BIRN Albania Launches Call for Investigative Reports on Justice

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The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania launched a call for investigative stories on February 26st.

The call is part of the program ‘Exposing Corruption in Albania,’ supported by the Open Society Foundation in Albania (OSFA),  the Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

In this call that closes on February 6th, three journalists will be awarded a grant to cover their expenses while doing the investigation and writing the story on issues related to corruption and impunity in the justice sector.

Journalists will have about two months to dig deeper and research their ideas, but also will have the opportunity to work with experienced editors as their mentors to guide them through the process of writing to BIRN standards.

More calls for investigative grants will follow, for a total of 21 stories until December 2016.Topics for investigations of future calls will include: Health, Organized Crime, Local Government and Public Administration.

The call only applies to journalists from Albania.

Click for more information about the application procedure, with details in Albanian.