Call for application on participation in cross-border journalism project "Central Asia-mix " is now open


Call for application on participation in cross-border journalism project "Central Asia-mix " is now open  

This is a new opportunity for journalists in the early and mid stages of their career looking for the chance to develop their skills in reporting in global media standards and working in international teams on cross-border issues where countries of the Central Asia are involved in order to enhance their professional network in this region.

This programme will involve the following activities: workshops on basic journalistic skills on reporting in global media standards, and field exercise where working in teams and with a support of experienced mentors participants could practice developing cross-border projects. Participants may undertake 1-3 days short-research trips in Central Asia for better understanding issues in the region.  

Participation is free of charge.

For successful candidates travel, accommodation and other small costs will be covered by the Perspektivy programme including agreed costs of the research trips.  

Applications deadline is the 31st October 2019.

Provisional place is Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Provisonal dates:

6-20 November 2019 - distance (video-conferences and chats) team work on projects topics discussions and research trips planning together with the Perspektivy mentors and Alumni based in Central Asia

20-23 November 2019 – workshops on reporting regional issues in global media standards

23 November 2019 – teams meet up and working on projects with a support of the Perspektivy mentors

24-26 November 2019 – dates of the research trips, agreed costs are subject to reimbursement by the Perspektivy programme

27 November 10 December 2019 – distance phase to produce projects 



Deadline is the 31st  October  2019. Successful candidates will be informed by e-mails on the 6th of November 2019.

Please click > HERE < to start online application

Organizers of the programme do not comment on any results of the applications evaluation.

Eligibility criteria:

Middle and early-career Russian-speaking journalists and freelancers working in Russia, Eastern Europe, Baltic States, Caucasus, and Central Asia who did not participate in any of the Perspektivy programme activities before.

With 3-17 years of professional experience and who work and produce stories in Russian.  

Perspektivy is a joint initiative by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Fritt Ord Foundation.