Objective, launched in July 2013, is a new media development project and joint venture of Niras/BBC funded by the Danish Foreign Ministry. The project will run for four years in seven countries – Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey.
The program has investigative journalism as a top priority. Objective will give financial support to investigations, offer mentoring to journalists, as well as conduct a number of workshops. Cross-border projects between journalists will also be a part of Objective.
A call for applications will be disseminated periodically.
Objective has identified the following topics to be of particular interest:
- Ukraine/Belarus/Moldova and the European Union
- Nuclear energy
- Corporate investigations (off-shore, tax, violations of legal standards, etc)
- Investigating national and local authorities
- Environment issues
- Politics and economics in the 1990s
- Barriers to democratic progress
Investigations on other topics are also welcome.
Your application should include:
- Applicant name/address/telephone/cell phone/email address/CV
- A short description of the project title, description/hypothesis and significance
- Amount of time required/estimated deadline
- Amount of funding needed
- Itemized budget
The program supports written, audio, video and multimedia materials.
Applications and the finished materials can be in any language of the region.
Objective retains the right to publish all supported materials simultaneously with the producing journalist’s own media of choice, as well as disseminating all materials produced within the programme for free after the initial publication.
Applications will be evaluated and chosen projects/journalists will be informed of funding decisions. Dates and places of workshops will be announced separately.
Applications should be sent to Objective regional coordinator Brian Bonner — email@example.com
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