The participants in the 2012 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence have been selected.
Here are their names, listed by country in alphabetical order:
Aleksandra Bogdani, Albania
Eldin Hadzovic, Bosnia
Dimiter Kenarov, Bulgaria
Ana Benacic, Croatia
Arbana Xharra, Kosovo
Aleksandar Manasiev, Macedonia
Saska Cvetkovska, Macedonia
Samir Kajosevic, Montenegro
Maria–Sorana Stanescu, Romania
Miodrag Sovilj, Serbia
We would like to congratulate the winners, and to thank all applicants.
We would also like to encourage candidates who were not successful to consider applying again next year.
Competition for the top ten places was exceptionally high, and the judges were impressed by the overall quality of entries.
In 2007, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and ERSTE Foundation initiated the fellowship programme, in cooperation with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, 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
Journalists in the Balkans must now report on complex reform issues with regional and European dimensions. The fellowship provides editorial guidance, training and adequate funding to do so.
Prominent German and Austrian newspapers, Die Süddeutsche Zeitung and Der Standard, are media partners of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence programme
Please contact us for any additional information about the programme, or if you have suggestions, remarks or complaints about the web site and its content
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.