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New opportunities for Ukrainian journalists from n-ost network supported by the EU

After the outbreak of Russia’s full-scale invasion, the journalism network n-ost, based in Germany, has been focusing its efforts on supporting journalists from Ukraine through fundraising campaigns and close partnerships. At the beginning of 2023, n-ost, with financial support of the European Union, launched the new project “The Europe-Ukraine Desk”, which aims to foster exchange and cross-border collaboration between journalists from Ukraine and Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Spain.

“The Europe-Ukraine Desk” connects media professionals from seven countries with a genuine interest in the subject of Ukraine. The project consists of fellowship programs, a subsequent grant program for the development of joint publications, monthly activities for media professionals in Kyiv, and a weekly newsletter summarising current discussions on Ukraine in the above-mentioned countries.

n-ost invites journalists, reporters, and correspondents from Ukraine to join the fellowship programme of “The Europe-Ukraine Desk” and become part of the strong network of media professionals motivated to create high-quality journalistic reportings about Ukraine.

n-ost encourages to apply journalists who:

  • work in a public or independent media (TV, radio or online/print, social media);
  • have experience in foreign reporting;
  • have a basic knowledge of the EU and its Member States;
  • have a good to very good command of English, both orally and written.

Schedule of study tours:

  • Berlin, Brussels, Paris: 29 May – 9 June 2023
  • Budapest, Sofia, Rome, Madrid: 4-17 September 2023

Willingness and commitment to take part in both study tours is mandatory.

Application deadline: 9 April 2023 (midnight CET).

To submit your application, please, fill in the registration form via this link. In the process, you will be asked to upload your CV with a list of your latest relevant publications.

Funding and organisation: A total of 12 Ukrainian journalists can join the fellowship program. All travel, accommodation, and catering costs during the study tours will be covered. n-ost is ready to provide an official invitation for male journalists in Ukraine but cannot guarantee that the permit to leave the country will be issued. Working language: English.

Itinerary and program of study visits: Selected fellows will visit independent and public editorial offices, and meet with representatives of civil society and EU- institutions. In addition, discussions on the coverage of Russia’s war against Ukraine and the way this war transforms and influences national discourses will be organised in each city visited.

Further plans:

Newsletter: From mid-July, fellows will be receiving a weekly newsletter shedding light on the current narratives on Ukraine in all participating countries.

Stipend: At the same time, n-ost will open applications for a special grant programme (available until the end of 2024). Every month the jury will assign grants to journalistic projects submitted by fellows. Financial support will be granted to productions with high-quality journalistic content about Ukraine.

International network: The project will result in a network of strong professional contacts between Ukrainian and European fellows, foreign correspondents, and media outlets.

Should you have any questions, please address them to Oksana Mamchenkova We are looking forward to your applications.

The project is funded by the European Union and will run until the end of 2024.

n-ost, a member of GIJN, is a journalism network that produces cross-border projects in the EU, with a focus on investigative reporting in Eastern Europe. It serves as an editorial office and syndication agency, and implements a wide range of projects that include an annual international media conference, annual reportage prize, grants for cross-border research, and a network for media literacy.