Deadline 30 September 2021.

Q Code Mag, supported by Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa (OBCT) and the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), is launching the second call of the protection programme for media workers, Journalists-in-Residence Programme Milan (JiR Milan), as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) project funded by the European Union.

The programme includes a six-month residency in Milan complemented with and the development of a tailored practical support plan. Based on the analysis of the needs of journalists at risk gleaned from conducted interviews, Q Code Mag with the support of OBCT, and in collaboration with a wide network of partners, will offer a plurality of support measures including:

– temporary relocation (up to six months) to Milan in an environment seen as a temporary shelter and as an opportunity to rest, and recover and resume journalistic activity in a safe place without fear or censorship

– total coverage of lodging expenses

– monthly stipend

– assistance in digital security (depending on need)

– assistance in legal protection tools (depending on need)

– psychosocial counselling (depending on need)

– professional mentorship and/or training tailored to individual needs, (in fields such as for example, access to information and data, source protection, data management, longform, multimedia, webdoc, video, audio doc, books, visualization (depending on need)

– development of a possible public visibility strategy: publication of the beneficiary’s own work, conferences, webinars, online training, meetings with schools and students, collaboration with media outlets (depending on need/individual availability)

Here all details and application form.

Tags: Italy Safety of journalists

This content is part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response  (MFRR), a Europe-wide mechanism which tracks, monitors and responds to violations of press and media freedom in EU Member States and Candidate Countries. The project is co-funded by the European Commission.