CfA MOST project for journalists from Poland, France, Germany and the UK

The For Free Russia Association (Warsaw), WOT Foundation (Warsaw) and Boris Nemtsov Foundation For Freedom (Bonn) invite journalists specialized in international reportage working for Polish, British, German and French media to take part in the 3rd edition of MOST project.

MOST project was designed in 2016 to facilitate the cooperation between Russian and EU media professionals and to help journalists both from Russia and the EU to prepare the piece of international reportage. The project offers journalists from EU a unique opportunity to meet their Russian colleagues – independent journalists, not just from Moscow but from different regions, to establish the partnership with them for future common initiatives, and to use their expertise to prepare the really insider piece about Russian political, social or cultural life.

This year we propose the participants to take part in a workshop held in Warsaw on June 14-16th, 2018 and then carry out a 4-days reporter’s trip between July 15th and November 30th to prepare the material from selected country (Poland, France, Germany or Britain for Russian participants, Russia for participants from EU countries).

We help the project participants to develop the idea of their material, give the assistance in finding experts or local contacts. The organizers fully cover the expenses dealing with the participation in a workshop in Warsaw: tickets, accommodation and meals, and the biggest part of the expenses dealing with the trip to Russia: tickets to the selected place in Russia (not just to Moscow), accommodation and per diem for 4 days.

We also offer the assistance in issuing the relevant visa. The authors of the best materials would be invited to take part in the final project conference in December 2018 in Warsaw.

To become a project participant, please send your CV and a motivation letter to before June 8th, 2018. In the motivation letter, please describe why you are interested in participating in the project, as well what topic you would like to cover during reporter’s trip (which places would you like to visit, which interviews to make etc.)

The call for applications is open for full-time and freelance journalists from the UK, Germany, France and Poland working for printed, radio, TV or Internet outlets, with at least 3 years of experience in international journalism. The knowledge of Russian language is an asset but not a compulsory criteria of selection.

The registration fee for selected participants is 50 EUR and should be paid before June 16th, 2018. The selected participants will be informed before June 10th, 2018. In case of any questions related to participation in the project please do not hesitate to contact the organizers