Participants in this year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence have submitted their investigation write-ups by the September 1 deadline, ahead of the selection committee vote in November.
Two BFJE fellows will spend three months conducting funded research in Vienna after being selected to participate in the Milena Jesenská Fellowship for Journalists.
Adrian Mogos and Jeton Musliu, both alumni of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, have been shortlisted for this year’s Dusko Jovanovic investigative journalism prize.
The 2011 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme got under way on Tuesday, as ten journalists from across the region attended an opening seminar in Vienna.
The following applicants have been chosen by our independent selection committee (link) to participate in this year’s fellowship.
The promotion of this year’s collection of articles, Taboo: Secrecy and Shame in the Balkans, which wraps up the 2010 edition of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, gathered leading Macedonian journalists and editors on December 21 at the Journalists’ club in Skopje.
Halfway through the Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005-2015, countless Roma in the Balkans remain trapped in a cycle of poor education, unemployment and extreme poverty.
Majlinda Aliu and Jeton Musliu, both 2010 fellows, appeared on a live TV debate show dedicated to their fellowship investigations.
Fellowship alumni Ervin Qafmolla has received the 2010 Vangjush Gambeta award for best economic report in written media.
In order to foster quality reporting, initiate regional networking among journalists and advance balanced coverage on topics that are central to the region as well as to the EU, the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme is supported by the ERSTE Foundation and the Open Society Foundations, in cooperation with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN.
Journalists from the Balkans are increasingly required to cover complex reform issues, taking in a regional and Europe-wide dimension. The fellowship provides editorial guidance, training and adequate funding to do so.
Prominent German, Austrian and Swiss newspapers, Die Süddeutsche Zeitung, Der Standard and Neue Zürcher Zeitung are media partners of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme. Besides being involved in the selection committee, they participate in seminars, support fellows if needed and seek to republish the best articles produced by them.
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The Selection Committee is comprised of seven prominent media figures from the Balkans and Europe. Each year, committee members read, evaluate and select story proposals for the fellowship.
Editors and journalists from across the region and beyond all work together to make the Balkan fellowship a truly international experience. Scroll down this page for more information on our editorial team.