BIRN Summer School 2017 in Dubrovnik

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This year’s BIRN Summer School will be held in the stunning Croatian coastal city of Dubrovnik from August 20-26.

The summer school will bring together some of the world’s best journalists and trainers for a six-day programme.

Reporters will have the opportunities to learn cutting-edge investigative skills and enjoy the delights of the Adriatic Sea.

Reuters editor Blake Morrison, three times a finalist for the Pulitzer investigative award, has been appointed lead trainer.

He will be joined by multiple-award-winning reporter/editor Miranda Patrucic from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and Henk van Ess, an expert in Open Source Investigative Journalism, plus others.

During the sessions, journalists will learn how to dig for data, convince difficult sources to talk, transform their research into sparking prose and harness the power of video.

All participants will have the opportunity to apply for the Investigative Story Fund andthe three best story ideas will be awarded with funding ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 euros.

The location isMlini, a pretty fishing village located 10 kilometres south of Dubrovnik, the so-called ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’.

It offers a quiet setting with stunning beaches and excellent seafood, while Dubrovnik itself is internationally renowned for its fascinating history and breathtaking architecture.

Participants will have the chance to enjoy the idyllic surroundings while honing their investigative journalism skills.