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    Journalism for
    Future Challenges

    June 27 – July 2, August 15 – 19,
    November 28 – December 2, 2016

    Journalism for Future Challenges 2016

    Journalism for Future Challenges is a programme for early career journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine who are looking to expand their investigative reporting skills, with a focus on organized crime and corruption, as well as to expand their professional network.This intensive training programme is taught by reporters, editors and other experts with long and broad international experience. They all use the most sophisticated tools and methods for improved investigative journalism.

    The sessions will cover topics such as basic investigative reporting, planning and managing an investigative project, an overview of how organized crime and corruption works, personal security, advanced research on the internet, encrypting, source protection, ethics, news verification and visual journalism.

    Who Should Apply?

    • Early career journalists with a strong interest in investigative journalism. Prior work in investigative journalism is not necessary, but some general journalism experience is required.
    • Residents or citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, or Ukraine between 20 and 35 years of age.
    • Applicants should be fluent in English.

    The programme is organized in cooperation with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).

    The programme is funded by the Swedish Institute.



    Dates The programme will take place in Riga, Latvia, in three separate modules:

    • June 27 – July 2, 2016
    • August 15 – 19, 2016
    • November 28 – December 2, 2016

    Participants must attend all three modules.
    Applications must be submitted by May 13, 2016 using the online Application process

    Location The Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
    Strelnieku iela 4a, Riga, Latvia

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