Deadline: 16 June 2019
Open to: young journalists between 18 and 26 years from Europe, the countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine) and Russia
Venue: 9 – 18 September 2019, Potsdam & Berlin, Germany
The M100 Young European Journalists Workshop is part of the renowned annual international media conference M100 Sanssouci Colloquium. The workshop addresses a young generation of journalists and editors between the ages of 18 of 26 from Europe, the countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine, and Moldova), and Russia. In addition to the cultivation of practical and theoretical knowledge relating to journalistic work, the workshop also seeks to generate professional contacts and long-term ties among participants. It is often the first opportunity for our fifteen journalists from the countries of the Eastern Partnership to visit a Western European country. At the same time, the ten European journalists have often not known yet journalists from countries with limited freedom of speech. This fruitful exchange is an important factor, as it presents a once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn about the different conditions under which their fellow journalists from different political and social systems live and work. Close ties among the M100 alumni is maintained. Even several years later, most participants are still in contact on social media or meet in M100 alumni meetings. Some of the M100 alumni now work for successful independent European media, such as De Correspondent in the Netherlands or Hromadske.TV in Ukraine. Others have founded their own media organisations, such as the investigative network Correctiv or the international reporting platform Outriders.The workshop will be held in English.
Young journalists between 18 and 26 years from Europe, the countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine) and Russia can apply by submitting their applications in English.
The M100YEJ workshop enables international and interdisciplinary networking of the participants from different European countries and therefore provides the unique possibility to initiate own cross-border media projects. To this end, the young journalists will have the opportunity to present their projects to potential funders that could serve as financing partners or provide feedback. At the end of the workshop the young journalists will attend the international media conference M100 Sanssouci Colloquium in Potsdam, uniting Europe’s top editors, commentators and media owners alongside key public figures to assess the role and impact of the media in international affairs and to promote democracy and freedom of the press.
Costs for meals, accommodation, and travel will be covered.
The application form includes a project proposal, a CV and a letter of motivation. Only applications in English are taken into consideration. Please consider you will continue to work on the project you will present in your application. Selected participants will be invited to a Skype interview.
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