BIRN Fellowship to be Presented in Belgrade

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For the eighth year in a row, 10 promising journalists from across the region will present the investigative reports they developed at part of BIRN’s annual Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence scheme.

This year’s topic is ‘Generations’, and the 10 reporters who were selected to take part have been working hard for the past few months to complete their cross-border investigations.

The best three works will be chosen by a selection committee and awarded a cash prize of 4,000 euros for first place, 3,000 euros for second place and 1,000 euros for third place.

The while award winners will be announced at the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence closing event and award ceremony in Belgrade on November 28.

This year’s final event will also be attended by more than 60 Fellowship alumni from nine countries in the region.
They will gather at the BFJE Alumni meeting, organised every second year with the aim of enabling networking and providing a platform for the sharing of experiences as well as providing funds for joint regional journalistic projects.  
At a time when media across the region are under strong political and economic pressures, the Fellowship programme enables journalists to work on projects of their own choice with editorial and professional support, serving as an example which the media industry could emulate.