Fellowship Closing Seminar To Be Held in Tirana

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Ten talented journalists from across the region will reunite in Tirana after eight months of hard work to discuss their cross-border stories, produced as part of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.

The fellows taking part in the ninth year of the programme have travelled across the region and far beyond to gather material for in-depth articles based on the theme of ‘Values’. They have also attended editing sessions in Belgrade and Skopje with BFJE editor Andrew Gray to finalise their texts.

On Friday, December 4th, the fellows will present their stories to members of the programme’s selection committee, who will then vote for the three best articles. The winners will be 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 winners will be announced at the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence closing event and award ceremony in Tirana on the evening of December 4th.

The Fellowship programme is supported by ERSTE Foundation and Open Society Foundations. It was created to enable journalists to work on projects of their own choice with editorial and professional support to produce in-depth, cross-border stories on topics of importance both inside and outside the region.