Journalism for Future Challenges 2017 in Riga

Journalism for Future Challenges is a programme for early career journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine who are looking to expand their investigative reporting skills, with a focus on organized crime and corruption, as well as to expand their professional network.

This intensive training programme is taught by reporters, editors and other experts with long and broad international experience. They all use the most sophisticated tools and methods for improved investigative journalism.

The sessions will cover topics such as basic investigative reporting, planning and managing an investigative project, an overview of how organized crime and corruption works, personal security, advanced research on the internet, encrypting, source protection, ethics, news verification and visual journalism.

In a recent survey, majority of participants reported changing the way they work/report thanks to what they've learned at the Programme. And many have received promotions or pay raises! Be one of them!

Who Should Apply?

  1. Early career journalists with a strong interest in investigative journalism. Prior work in investigative journalism is not necessary, but some general journalism experience is required.
  2. Residents or citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, or Ukraine between 20 and 35 years of age.
  3. Applicants should be fluent in English.

The programme is organized in cooperation with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).

The programme is funded by the Swedish Institute.

Apply here.