2019-20 Riga, Latvia

About the Programme

Journalism for Future Challenges is a program for early career journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan who are looking to expand their investigative reporting skills, with a focus on organized crime and corruption, as well as to expand their professional network.

This intensive training programme is taught by reporters, editors and other experts with long and broad international experience. They all use the most sophisticated tools and methods for improved investigative journalism.

The sessions will cover topics such as basic investigative reporting, planning and managing an investigative project, an overview of how organized crime and corruption works, personal security, advanced research on the internet, encrypting, source protection, ethics, news verification and visual journalism. And more!

Up to 15 full scholarships will be provided for this programme.


The Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga has for ten years provided further education for journalists focusing on investigative reporting, business reporting and journalistic ethics.

The programme is organized in cooperation with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), an investigative reporting platform formed by 40 non-profit investigative centers, scores of journalists and several major regional news organizations around the globe.

Programme Dates


Programme Dates
The programme will take place in Riga, Latvia, in three separate modules:
Module 1: December 2-6, 2019
Module 2: March 9-13, 2020
Module 3: June 1-5, 2020

Participants must attend all three modules.

Programme applications must be submitted by November 3, 2019, using the online form.
Application form here