Summer School of Investigative Reporting 2016

von Manuela Anastasova

Call for applications open

The call for applications for the Summer School of Investigative Reporting 2016 has started. The seminar will take place from 21 until 27 August in Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Host organisations are the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and the Media Program South East Europe of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Journalists with a special interest in investigative reporting and international cooperation in this field are welcome to apply.

The Summer School offers several skill-building panels with focus on techniques for investigating corruption, as well as data journalism and open source information.

Lead trainer is the Reuters investigative projects editor Blake Morrison. Panellists are among others the regional editor at the Organized Crime & Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) Miranda Patrucic

and the internet research expert Paul Myers.

A limited number of full scholarships will be available to journalists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia with at least three years of experience in journalism. These will be awarded on a merit and need basis and may additionally cover up to €100 in travel cost.

Applications for scholarships must be received by 20 July 2016. Standard applications (for no scholarship applicants) must be received by 1 August 2016. International participants will have to cover a tuition fee.

For more information about the Summer School’s agenda, scholarships and application procedure visit the Summer School’s website and Facebook page or send an e-mail to birnsummerschool@birn.eu.com.