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  • International Journalism Competition Belarus in Focus 2015: Call for Applications

    Ukrainian crisis and presidential elections have become important reasons for international media to pay attention to Belarus. Are you interested in Belarus? Have you written articles about this country in 2015?

    If the answer is “yes” then Belarus in Focus 2015 is for you. This year the com­pe­ti­tion takes place for the fifth time. We accept arti­cles about Belaru­sian pol­i­tics, econ­o­my, inter­na­tion­al rela­tions, cul­ture, and every­thing relat­ed to Belarus. The arti­cles will be eval­u­at­ed by an inter­na­tion­al jury con­sist­ing of top media pro­fes­sion­als. The detailed rule of the com­pe­ti­tion can be found here.

    Sub­mit your arti­cles here.

    We rec­om­mend send­ing your arti­cles trans­lat­ed to Eng­lish, which is the main lan­guage of the com­pe­ti­tion. How­ev­er, jury mem­bers will also be able to read your arti­cles in Ger­man, Span­ish, French, Dan­ish, Swedish, Nor­we­gian, Pol­ish, Bul­gar­i­an, Ukrain­ian, and Russ­ian.

    We accept arti­cles about Belarus pub­lished between 1.01.2015 and 31.12.2015. The dead­line for appli­ca­tions is Jan­u­ary, 19th 2016.

    Judg­ing pan­el:

    Michael Ander­sen, Direc­tor of MYMEDIA (Den­mark)
    Judith Soal, Edi­tor of the Guardian’s New East Net­work (UK)
    Michał Janczuk, Head of Bel­sat TV Min­sk office (Belarus)
    Ellie Haworth, Head of Projects at BBC Media Action (UK)
    Michał Potoc­ki, Edi­tor of Dzi­en­nik Gaze­ta Praw­na (Poland)


    Win­ners will receive: 

    • pro­fes­sion­al jour­nal­ists (over 3 years of expe­ri­ence):  x3 prizes of 500 EUR
    • begin­ner jour­nal­ists (under 3 years of expe­ri­ence):    x3 prizes of 300 EUR 

    Besides, a select­ed per­son will be able to vis­it the edi­to­r­i­al office of The Guardian in Lon­don.

    All the win­ners of the com­pe­ti­tion will be invit­ed to a two-day work­shop with mem­bers of the jury, inter­na­tion­al experts, and jour­nal­ists.

    The offi­cial site of the com­pe­ti­tion: competition2015.belarusinfocus.info

    The orga­niz­er of the com­pe­ti­tion: Belarus in Focus Infor­ma­tion Office

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