reporter'12 Ost: Call for applications


Competition for young journalists
Apply until 7 November 2011!

For the second time, ERSTE Foundation supports the competition for young journalists Reporter’12 Ost of the Austrian daily Die Presse. Young people with journalistic ambitions are invited to send their  proposals for interesting stories from Southeastern Europe until 7 November. The candidates and their proposals are presented on the website until the closing date. After that, the most promising stories will be selected and presented to the public, who can choose their favourites through online voting. Finally, an expert jury will select the winner from among the five candidates with the highest voting scores. The winner — the reporter ’12 Ost — will go on a trip to her/his chosen destination with Die Presse foreign affairs editor Wieland Schneider.

The reporter ’12 Ost timetable:

until 7 November:  application period
7 November – 1 December:  online voting
15 December:  jury selects the winner
April 2012:  trip with Wieland Schneider

Participating countries:
Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine

For applicaton details and more information, see