Opportunity for Professional Cross Border Journalists

Deadline: 10 April 2016
Open to: professional journalists working for media in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Baltic and the Caucasus with a minimum of three years working experience
Venue: 29 April-30 June, Moscow, Russia


The new digital era of media, and the globalisation of economic and political processes have brought new challenges to journalism. To reflect the needs of journalists “Perspektivy” is opening a scheme that aims to connect journalists in cross-border collaboration. “Perspektivy” is a joint initiative by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Fritt Ord Foundation. Journalists will be offered distance mentoring and seminars to help them to produce insightful stories. This is an opportunity for journalists in the early stages of their career looking for the chance to develop their skills in international reporting and enhance their professional network abroad.

Working in teams, journalists can produce joint or individual work. These stories can be on any topic, as long as they draw on examples from outside of their home country. For example, refugee and migrant crisis, climate changes, food products and its export/import, media, civil society etc. Other ideas are welcome.


  • Journalists working for media in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Baltic and the Caucasus;
  • The working language of the programme is Russian;
  • A minimum of three years working experience;
  • Journalists must apply with a story idea that transcends a national border.


Organization will cover participants costs for research trips as part of the project.

How to apply?

If you are interested, please fill out online application form until 10 April 2016.

For more information, please check the official website.

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