Event - BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting (Macedonia)
After having enjoyed Serbia’s well-deserved reputation for hospitality and Croatia’s azure coastline for its first two editions, the third BIRN Summer School will take place in the luxurious spa resort of Radika Hotel in western Macedonia.
Learn from world experts
This year’s Summer School of Investigative Reporting will, as before, host some of the world’s highest rated journalists and trainers.
Based on our two years of experience in this field, our formula for a successful week’s training will include combining lecture sessions with case studies, film screenings, panel debates and round tables.
Train yourself to investigate
The programme is a five-day course in investigative journalism with basic and advanced techniques designed to help media professionals improve their daily journalistic work in high-pressure newsrooms.
Corruption is the focus for this year, and we aim to empower our participants’ skills concerning use of paper trails and human sources, following the money, using the web for research at higher proficiency level and much more.
Film screenings, case studies and panel debates on corruption, censorship and self-censorship in the Balkans will shed more light on this all-important issue.
Award for the best story idea
From day one, participants will work and collaborate actively in groups to pitch an investigative story idea.
The Investigative Initiative Fund will sponsor the best proposal, giving the winners an opportunity to research and develop their idea into a complete story.
We have placed our Summer School in a land of interesting history, famous for its hospitality and fine cuisine.
Find the agenda on www.balkaninsight.com.