— Providing a safe haven in Leipzig for journalists at risk
ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence (JiR) programme offers temporary shelter for journalists facing harassment and intimidation as a direct result of their work. Journalists get the chance to rest and recuperate in a safe and discreet place, and also to continue their investigative work at their own pace and use their time in Leipzig for networking and finding solidarity. The JiR programme lasts for either three or up to six months, and includes a rent-free furnished apartment in Leipzig, as well as a monthly stipend to cover basic living costs. It also covers visa expenses, health insurance, and digital security training. Based on individual needs, the programme can also cover travel costs, psychological counselling, and other journalism-related training sessions on topics like mobile reporting and social media management.
As of 2022, we also offer JiR fellowships for Ukrainian journalists in Kosovo. More information about JiR Kosovo can be found here.
In order to participate in the JiR programme you should:
In order to apply for the JiR Programme, please send the following documents to email@example.com along with:
After a comprehensive review process, the selected fellows will be invited to Leipzig for the Journalists-in-Residence Programme.
ECPMF takes over appropriate cases of media professionals at risk that have already been fact-checked by its network partners and provide relocation fellowships in Leipzig to enable a swift reaction to urgent cases. For this purpose, please get in contact with the JiR Programme Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
The JiR Kosovo Programme is financed by the Government of Republic of Kosovo and enables 20 individual Ukrainian journalists and media workers to relocate to Kosovo for a period of up to six months with the possibility of extension depending on the developments in Ukraine. Journalists arriving in Kosovo will have the status of internationally protected individuals.
To be eligible, journalists and media workers must have lived in Ukraine in 2022, hold a valid Ukrainian passport, have been working as professional journalists for at least three years, and speak at least basic English.
Successful candidates are provided with 1,000 euro for relocation, a monthly stipend of 500 euro, and 300 euro for rent. They will have access to an office space, to health insurance, and to language and integration courses. Upon request, the candidates will have access to psychological support.
To apply, please send the following documents to email@example.com:
As part of the MFRR, we have launched a JiR programme in Milan, Italy, coordinated by Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa (OBC Transeuropa) and Q Code for at-risk journalists and media workers in the EU and Candidate Countries.
The offer includes a three-month residency in Milan and a tailored support programme. Journalists and media workers of any nationality who are experiencing risk/threat/intimidation as a direct result of their journalistic work are eligible to apply for this programme.
Within the framework of our ongoing “Opportunities in Exile” programme, ECPMF has coordinated a series of German language workshops for journalists and media workers in exile in Germany, together with Amal, Berlin!.READ MORE
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