Hostwriter launches grants program [Eastern, Southeastern Europe]

Posted on May 31, 2020 in Miscellaneous

Freelance journalists from Eastern and Southeastern Europe can apply for these grants.

Hostwriter is offering grants to freelance journalists through the Agora Europe Journalism Grants Program.

Applicants must pitch a single story that they see missing in current news coverage. Additionally, they should provide information about how the COVID-19 crisis has affected them as freelance journalists.

Twenty journalists will be selected, each of whom will receive EUR500 in emergency funding to use in whatever way they wish. Then they will be grouped into teams to work on a story topic for their region. A total of EUR3,000 will be distributed among the teams to pay for costs incurred in the production of their stories.

Teams will be required to have their stories published by a regional media outlet, and Hostwriter will translate pieces into English for publication on its platform.

The deadline is June 22.