The OCCRP is partnering up with the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga) Center for Media Studies to present the Journalism for Future Challenges program.
This intensive training program 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.
Journalism for Future Challenges 2018 will take place in Riga, Latvia, in three separate modules: September 3-7, 2018; November 26-30, 2018; and March 25-29, 2019.
The sessions will cover topics such as basic investigative reporting, planning and managing an investigative project, an overview of how organised crime and corruption work, personal security, advanced research on the Internet, encrypting, source protection, ethics, news verification, and visual journalisms.
Up to 20 participants will be selected and all will be fully funded. Participants must attend all three modules.
In order to be considered, you must:
- be a citizen of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, or Ukraine;
- be an early-career journalist looking to gain more experience in investigative journalism (prior work in investigative journalism is not necessary, but some general journalism experience is required);
- ideally be between 20 and 35 years of age;
- have a strong interest in investigative journalism;
- be fluent in spoken and written English;
- be in possession of your own computer, since information security is an important part of the course.
The application deadline is July 28, 2018.
Please go to the Centre for Media Studies website at https://www.mediaforfuture.lv/for more information and to submit your application.