Journalists-in-Residence

Support for journalists under threat

Providing a safe haven in Leipzig for journalists at risk

The 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 travel and visa expenses, health insurance, psychological counselling, and journalism-related training sessions on topics like digital security, mobile reporting and social media management.

 

What does the JiR programme provide?

 

• safe and discreet place to continue investigating and publishing, to rest and to recover (max. 6 months)
• rent-free, furnished apartment in Leipzig
• health insurance and psychological counselling (optional)
• monthly stipend of 1,000 euros
• travel expenses to and from Leipzig (arrival and departure)
• visa costs
• participation in journalism-related trainings
• networking opportunities
• a workplace in the ECPMF office and the opportunity to work (pro bono)with the ECPMF’s press team on self-selected subjects

Requirements:

  • legal residence in a European Union Member State or Candidate Country / a member state of the Council of Europe / Belarus
  • valid passport
  • documented journalistic work and references
  • documentation describing the immediate threat situation and lack of local support opportunities
  • verifiable English / German / Russian language skills (at least A2-level)

How to apply:

 

Calls for applications are announced on www.ecpmf.eu and the ECPMF’s social media once or twice a year and are also disseminated throughout the Centre’s European networks.

The documents you need, like the application form and an additional questionnaire, will be provided on our website as soon as the call is announced. The regular application process requires you to complete these two documents and send them, together with your CV and a copy of the relevant valid identity documents, to journalistsinresidence@ecpmf.eu. After a comprehensive review process, the selected fellows will be invited to Leipzig for the upcoming JiR period.

 

 

Information for international temporary relocation institutions:

 

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 journalistsinresidence@ecpmf.eu

Register your interest in advance

 

If you wish to be notified once a new call has been released, please send your name and preferred email address to journalistsinresidence@ecpmf.eu or to the postal address indicated below. All personal information will be treated as strictly confidential.

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Journalists in Residence – Milan

As part of the MFRR, we have launched a residency programme in Milan, Italy, coordinated by Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa (OBCT) 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 the development of a tailored support programme. Journalists and media workers of any nationality who are experiencing some risk/threat/intimidation to their person as a direct result of their journalistic work are eligible for this programme.

For more information and to apply visit the Q Code website (information available in English and Italian)

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Email: support@ecpmf.eu

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