Economic and Political Reporting from Southeast Europe

23 April - 05 May
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Course closed for applications.

Applications are now open for the 2017 'Economic and Political Reporting from Southeast Europe' programme. We will select sixteen journalists from Southeast Europe to participate in the programme managed by experienced staff from Thomson Reuters Foundation and Robert Bosch Stiftung.

Journalists from the following countries are eligible: Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.

The programme is made up of two parts:  2 weeks in London from the 23rd April to the 5th May and 2 weeks in Berlin from the 3rd to the 16th September. Participants will be expected to attend both parts of the programme.

The programme is run by skilled ex-Reuters journalists who will cover the following topics:

- Writing about emerging market economies
- Markets reporting and covering companies
- Practical exercises based on current European themes


Course Details:Back to top

Start date: Apr 23, 2017

End date: May 05, 2017

Location: London, United Kingdom

Application deadline: Feb 13, 2017

Eligibility:Back to top

Applicants must be fluent in English and be full-time or freelance professional journalists who have been working with a recognized publication, website, radio, television station or non-profit news organization for at least two years.

Applicants must have a portfolio that includes experience in economic journalism or must otherwise demonstrate a strong interest in economic and political issues. Applying journalists must be citizens of Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia or Turkey. They must have permission from their employer to take part in the programme. Please visit Robert Bosch Stiftung's website at for more information.

Funding:Back to top

The course fees, flights, accommodation and living expenses will be covered for the duration of the programme.

Submissions:Back to top

- A short biography of no more than 200 words.
- A story of the state of your national economy.
- A statement of between 250 and 500 words describing any factors affecting your work as a journalist. Explain how you hope to benefit from the course for which you are applying.
- Two recent examples of your published work, preferably relevant to the course for which you are applying, with a brief summary in English (if necessary). TV/Radio journalists can send in their scripts and a brief summary.


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