Journalism School in Dubrovnik

Deadline: 31 July 2017
Open to: journalists coming from the Balkan region
Scholarship: accommodation, full board, participation fee and travel costs up to 100 EUR


This year’s BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting will take place at the Astarea Hotel in Mlini, Croatia from August 20 until August 26, 2017. The Summer School will bring together a superb line-up of journalists and trainers. The lead trainer will be Blake Morrison, investigative projects editor at Reuters in New York and lecturer at Columbia University, New York.

Others trainers will include Miranda Partucic, winner of many awards among which European Press Prize 2015, Christiaan Triebert, Bellingcat European Press Prize winner in 2017 and Henk van Ess, one of the world best trainers for using social media for investigations. From day one, participants will work and collaborate actively in small groups to pitch an investigative story idea. All participants will have the opportunity to research and develop their idea into a full story.

The participants will spend a week in one of the oldest towns in Croatia, Dubrovnik famous for its cultural and historical heritage.


Journalists coming from the Balkan region can apply for a full scholarship.


The scholarship will cover accommodation, full board, participation fee and travel costs up to 100 EUR.

How to apply?

Applications for scholarships must be received by 31 July 2017.

Please find the full agenda here.

If you need further information on enrollment procedure, don’t hesitate to send your queries to

For more information visit the official webpage.

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