Fellowships Awarded to 10 Balkan Journalists

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The Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence was awarded on May 14 to ten journalists from around Southeast Europe, following their selection from over 80 applications received.

The chosen journalists are: Bogdan Asaftei from Romania, Sokol Ferizi from Kosovo, Milorad Ivanovic from Serbia, Davor Konjikusic from Croatia, Nikoleta Popkostadinova from Bulgaria, Nenad Radicevic from Serbia, Altin Raxhimi from Albania, Polina Slavcheva from Bulgaria, Bojana Stanisic from Montenegro and Eleonora Veninova from Macedonia.

They will participate until the end of the year in an intensive programme of training, research and reporting, beginning with a week-long seminar in Vienna on May 27. Information on their experiences will be regularly posted on the Fellowship’s website.

For more information about the Fellowship, contact programme manager Anna McTaggart, [email protected].

The Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence is an initiative of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the ERSTE Foundation, in cooperation with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network.