Summer School on Investigative Reporting

The Summer School on Investigative Reporting offers and amazing and expanded programme.  A new thing this year is that two days will be focused on the needs of editors, and there will be another two days to deal with presentations on the radio or a podcast, as well as visual aspects of reporting.  There will, of course, also be seminars on corruption, organised crime and Internet research.  Saturday’s Show & Tell event will focus on Scandinavian banks and the laundering of dirty money. The Anne-Marie and Gustaf Ander Centre for Media Studies at SSE Rīga invites you to share in the best practices and experiences of our presenters, as well as to learn about the latest tools.  Hard work can make a difference, and training can be fun!


Journalism for Future Challenges 2016

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.

Who Should Apply?

  • 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.
  • Residents or citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, or Ukraine between 20 and 35 years of age.
  • 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.


The programme will take place in Riga, Latvia, in three separate modules:

  • June 27 – July 2, 2016
  • August 15 – 19, 2016
  • November 28 – December 2, 2016

Participants must attend all three modules.

Applications must be submitted by May 13, 2016 using the online Application Process 


The Stockholm School of Economics in Riga 

Strelnieku iela 4a, Riga, Latvia