Summer school of journalism

The Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom annually holds the Summer School of Journalism for promising young journalists, bloggers and researchers.

The Summer School is a fully-funded program for participants who get enrolled through a highly competitive selection process. The application period usually starts in early March. We encourage young journalists, bloggers and researchers from around the world to apply. All applicants must be fluent in Russian.
From 2018 to 2022, the school was held in Prague at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University. In 2023 the School was held in Bochum, Germany.

The maximum number of participants is 30.  

If you have any further questions,
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Announced annually
February 27

The School’s curriculum includes

Lectures and master-classes led by prominent Russian and European journalists, media managers, human rights activists and researchers

Workshops on fact checking and OSINT

Training sessions on journalistic formats and content distribution

Creative writing and storytelling

AI tools in media