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Workshop: Economic and Political Reporting from Southeast Europe, London, 12-26 May 2012

Economic and Political Reporting from Southeast Europe

Start date: 12 May 2012 | End date: 26 May 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Language: English
Application deadline: 04 Mar 2012

In 2012, 16 journalists from the Balkans are competitively chosen to participate in the programme, managed by experienced staff from Thomson Reuters Foundation and Robert Bosch Stiftung. The programme includes two 10-day training courses in London, UK (12-26 May) and in Berlin, Germany (23 September – 6 October) run by skilled ex-Reuters journalists. Participants will also travel to Brussels and Frankfurt to meet policy-makers and journalists covering European financial and political affairs.

The course will cover the following broader topics:

§ Writing about emerging market economies

§ Markets reporting and covering companies

§ Practical exercises based on current European themes

Applicants must be fluent in English and be full-time professional journalists who have been working for at least two years with a recognised publication, website, radio or television station. Applicants must have a portfolio that includes experience in economic journalism or must otherwise demonstrate a strong interest in economic and political issues.

Applying journalists must be citizens of Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, or Slovenia. They must have permission from their employer to take part in the programme.

Please visit Robert Bosch Stiftung’s website at ( to find more information on the programme and experiences of former participants.

§ A short biography of no more than 250 words and also: A statement of between 250 and 500 words describing any factors affecting your work as a journalist. Explain how you hope to benefit from the course for which you are applying.

§ Two recent examples of your published work, preferably relevant to the course for which you are applying, with a brief summary in English (if necessary). TV/Radio journalists can send in their scripts and a brief summary

§ A story of the state of your national economy.