From 17 till 28 June a ten-day intensive summer school on Investigative and Analytical Journalism took place at the OSCE Academy. Organized by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) in Central Asia jointly with the OSCE Academy, and supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this school forms part of the project “Giving Voice, Driving Change – From the Borderland to the Steppes”, jointly implemented by IWPR and the OSCE Academy within the course of the next three years. The project itself is implemented following the Memorandum of Cooperation and Collaboration between the two institutions signed on 22 February 2018.
During this summer school 28 young investigative journalists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan have a chance to listen to experienced journalists and senior experts from Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Ukraine and improve their skills in structuring analytical articles, collecting and processing information for analytical materials, preparing analytical materials for various media, working with information sources, in using numbers in investigation efforts and in the complexities of offshore jurisdictions as well as features of visualization for results of investigations. The theoretical part of the school was followed by a two-day practical session. After the training, the participants will have the opportunity to write analytical articles and journalistic investigations, which will be published on the analytical portal CABAR.asia, as well as on the websites and in publications series of partner institutions. The most active participants of the program will be selected for participation in a 5-day study trip to Ukraine and Georgia in 2019 and 2020.