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    Call for young investigative journalists from North Africa and Europe

    Are you a critically thinking journalist? Would you like to work on a cross-border investigative story? Do you want to investigate and fight transnational corruption?

    In recent years journalists have been at the forefront of exposing the systems that have allowed cross-border corruption to occur – with the Panama Papers last year exposing the ways leaders from across the world used tax havens to hide their wealth and showing the huge impact that investigative journalists can have in exposing assets that have been hidden, in identifying the systems used to hide those assets, and in putting pressure on governments to act.

    We’re looking for young North African and European journalists to be part of a investigative journalism training programme. This programme will support a new generation of journalists to write about ongoing cases and potentially identify new stories about public asset theft.

    Importantly, this programme is about collaboration – we want to work together to build a network of European and North African young, investigative journalists to identifying stories that can be worked on together now and in the future.

    The Programme

    We want to equip you with the tools to effectively investigate grand corruption, write stories on ongoing cases and expose the systems that allow cross-border corruption to flourish.

    We’re gathering 20 young investigative journalists, 15 from North African countries and 5  from European countries. Through lectures, interactive sessions and workshops, you’ll learn from leading international asset recovery professionals, senior investigative journalists and regional experts on how to conduct an investigative report into public financial crime and be supported to work together to produce high quality journalism on this topic.

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    In November you will attend an Investigative Journalism Workshop in Berlin. This four-day workshop will introduce you to principles and techniques of investigative journalism, how public money is stolen, how it’s returned and how to report on it.

    In January, we will hold a three-day Investigative Journalism Camp in Tunis, revisiting technical skills for financial investigations and identifying stories together that can be worked on collaboratively across the Mediterranean.

    During this whole period, you will accompanied by a mentor, who will support you to develop, write and publish stories written with other participants and spanning multiple countries.

    How to apply

    Nationals from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Germany, the UK, France, Switzerland and Spain, between the ages of 20 and 35, are eligible to apply. The programme is open for journalism students and young professionals eager to work on journalistic investigations around public finance. Writing, reading and understanding English is required.

    Training costs, flights, accommodation and visa costs are all covered for successful applicants, however  you should budget to pay for your own meals (except breakfasts) and other expenses you may need.

    Application deadline: 31 July 2017

    For more info click here

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