Offer: Thomson Reuters Foundation: Business News and Tracking Down Corruption
Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
In these days of global economic crisis, business and financial news have moved from the back pages to being the lead stories. But that’s not much good if you don’t know the difference between Equities and Futures, and think a Bond is something to do with British spies. Fear not! Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Mediacentar Sarajevo bring you the chance to understand the basics of how money really DOES make the world go around.
And while we’re explaining to you how it all works, we’ll also show you where to look to find those nasty little corruption stories that lurk hidden in the numbers. Join us for Business News and Tracking Down Corruption in Sarajevo. No financial experience necessary, just a keen interest in learning about this exciting and fast-paced part of journalism.
Course dates and Deadlines:
23-27 January - Apply by 2 January
6-10 February - Apply by 9 January
12-16 March - Apply by 13 February
30 April - 4 May - Apply by 2 April
All applicants for Thomson Reuters Foundation training courses must currently be working as journalists or regular contributors to broadcast media organisations in Bosnia. They must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country, must have at least two years’ professional experience and have a good level in spoken and written English.
* A biography of up to 250 words outlining your career.
* Two recent examples of your published work, preferably relevant to the course for which you are applying, with a brief summary in English (if necessary). TV/Radio journalists can send in their scripts and a brief summary.
* A statement of between 250 and 500 words describing any factors affecting your work as a journalist. Explain how you hope to benefit from the course for which you are applying