YOUNG PEOPLE from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia are invited to apply for a workshop that offers an introduction to visual storytelling practices and the role of domestic and international courts’ war crime trial archives in the transitional justice process.
The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, will hold a two-day training course for ten (10) young journalists, students, activists, and individuals aged 18 to 30 who want to contribute to reconciliation and memorialization processes by exploring archives and using them for independent video storytelling.
Participants will also learn how to create a safe, non-partisan and compassionate space for victims to share their stories in a short video format. The workshop will be led by BIRN’s award-winning journalists and editors and will examine how to avoid producing stories that trivialize war crimes and victims’ experiences.
The best five applicants will be selected for a one-month exchange program in 2023. in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. This unique opportunity will enable the participants to foster closer networks, learn more about different facets of the war, gain skills and do more research into courts’ archives.
Upon successful completion of the workshop, participants will receive funding and mentorship.
HOW TO APPLY?
Submit your application (CV and motivation letter) in English to: [email protected]
DEADLINE: September 12, at midnight Central European Time
The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network(BIRN)
DATE OF WORKSHOP:
October 13-14, 2022 (two-day session)
LANGUAGE: The working language of the workshop is English