Journalism for
Future Challenges

June 8 – 13, August 17 – 21,
November 23 – 27, 2015

About the Programme

Journalism for Future Challenges is a programme for early career journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, or Ukraine who are looking to expand their investigative reporting skills, knowledge of international law and politics, and professional network.

Up to 25 participants will be selected to participate, and all will be fully funded.

This intensive training programme is taught by international experts from renowned newsrooms and focuses on teaching cutting-edge, updated tools and methods for improved investigative journalism.

The sessions will cover topics such as basic investigative reporting, planning and managing an investigative project, an overview of how organized crime and corruption works, personal security, advanced research on the internet, encrypting, source protection, ethics, and new social media as a platform for publicity.

The programme is organized by the Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga in cooperation with the Organized Crime & Corruption Reporting Project.

Who Should Apply?

  • Early career journalists with a strong interest in investigative journalism. Prior work in investigative journalism is not necessary, but some general journalism experience is required.
  • Residents or citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, or Ukraine between 20 and 35 years of age.
  • Applicants should be fluent in English.

The programme is funded by the Swedish Institute.


Dates The programme will take place in three separate modules:
  • June 8 – 13, 2015
  • August 17 – 21, 2015
  • November 23 – 27, 2015
Location The Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Strelnieku iela 4a, Riga, Latvia See contact information