11 Jan 2014 / 14:36

BIRN Macedonia Holds Promotion For Balkan Fellowship

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network office in Macedonia on December 25 organized a reception to promote the 2013 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.

BIRN Macedonia Director Ana Petruseva explained the program to representatives of different media and non-governmental organizations and encouraged Macedonian journalists to apply for next year’s program, which opens in January under the topic “Generations”.  

In the premises of the Journalism Club in Skopje, two Macedonian Fellows for 2013, Meri Jordanovska and Goran Rizaov, shared experiences of working and investigating in the framework of the Fellowship.

Both agreed that it had been a valuable experience for them and had offered them important opportunities to conduct in-depth research.

“This was a one of the best experiences for me. It was hard and exhausting but very interesting and valuable,” Jordanovska said.

The Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence program was founded in 2007. It is supported by Erste Foundation and implemented by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network.


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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.

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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.

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