CfA for Perspektivy cross-border media projects

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The new digital era of media, and the globalisation of economic and political processes have brought new challenges to journalism. They have highlighted the need for journalists to develop international professional networks in order to understand regional characteristics and better cover transnational stories.

Call for applications
We therefore warmly invite early- and mid-career journalists with over three years experience to apply for Perspektivy’s cross-border collaboration projects. Journalists from Russia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Baltic and the Caucasus will have the opportunity to work together to produce stories through partnership and collaboration that transcend their national border. They will be offered grants, distance mentoring and seminars to help them to produce insightful stories. Costs for research trips as part of the projects will be covered.

The workshop is a part of the professional development programme Perspektivy, a joint initiative by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Fritt Ord Foundation. The programme aims at developing skills on (media) reporting, at the promotion thereof in the challenging environment of the digital era, and at contributing to mutual regional understanding.

The workshop will begin with a two day workshop in Moscow on 29-30 April 2016. In the subsequent mentoring phase, cross-border teams will work on joint stories which they will present on 25-26 June 2016.

Further information and application details can be found enclosed or at:

The application window is open until 10 April 2016.

For any further questions, please contact: natalia.pisarenko(at)thomsonreuters.com.