Latest News and Updates

27 Nov 2009 / 15:22

Croatian Journalist Wins Balkan Fellowship Prize

Maja Hrgovic(link), 29, scooped first prize in this year's Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence for her article 'Families Pay The Price As Women Go West' (link).

25 Nov 2009 / 10:10

'Corridor X (10)', a photo exhibition by Davor Konjikusic

This documentary photo essay looks at the Pan-European Corridor X (10).

23 Nov 2009 / 10:10

Fellowship book launch on November 27, 2009

“Identity: The Search for Belonging in a Changing Europe”, a book composed of the 10 articles by this year's Fellows, will be launched in Berlin on November 27th, at the closing ceremony of the 2009 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme.

29 Oct 2009 / 09:23

All Ten Balkan Fellowship Reports Now Available

As of October 29 you will be able to read all the fellows’ reports (link), while the fellowship annual book, containing those articles, will be launched in November in Berlin at the closing ceremony of the 2009 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme.

23 Oct 2009 / 16:47

Getting the Message Out

With final proofing and preparation for publication in progress, some of the editorial team met last week to discuss this year's achievements and to look at the editorial process and importantly to ensure that the articles from this year receive the widest possible republication and syndication ahead of the book launches planned for December.

15 Oct 2009 / 14:32

Read All About it!

Over the next two weeks we will be publishing the finished articles produced by this year’s fellows.

12 Oct 2009 / 13:21

Fellows Focus on Region's Hot Topics

This year’s fellows seem to have selected some burning issues; the newswires have been buzzing with stories that cover the same subjects that our busy writers have been investigating:

02 Sep 2009 / 08:40

Articles Submitted - Editing Underway

The Ten fellows taking part in the 2009 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme, submitted their in-depth reports on August 31.

19 May 2009 / 11:11

Fellows Start International Research

Fellows Start International Research

Following an initial seminar in Vienna, the ten journalists taking part in the 2009 programme of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence have started their research.

04 May 2009 / 10:20

Kick-off seminar closed, research follows

The first seminar for the ten journalists selected to participate in 2009 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence ended on April 28th, and will be followed by four months of the fellows international research.


About Us

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.

What is the Fellowship?

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.

Our Partners

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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Selection Committee

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.

Fellowship Team

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.