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Part-time Correspondents, Mapping Media Freedom

 Index on Censorship is looking for part-time correspondents based in Germany and Austria to monitor violations to press freedom for Mapping Media Freedom. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. The role is set to start immediately. The correspondent must be fluent in the local language and have good knowledge and understanding of the national/regional media landscape.
Mapping Media Freedom identifies violations and threats to media freedom in Europe. The online platform enables the reporting of media freedom incidents and provides support to journalists at risk.
The programme covers EU member states, candidates for entry and neighbouring countries including the former Soviet Union.
The project works with a network of correspondents and partners based in various European countries.

Duties specifically require the correspondent to:

  • Monitor and report on violations of media plurality and freedom in the country.

  • Review and research crowdsourced information for verification in the language of the country as required.

  • File at least one (1) editorial piece of 800 words about media plurality and freedom in the country every other month for publication on and related websites in consultation with Index on Censorship staff.

  • Promote tools and resources via social media and direct contact with media professionals.

  • Occasional assistance with translation (of training materials, for example)

  • The language of submissions should be in English or bilingual

Head of Advocacy

The application period for this role has now closed.