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Mapping Media Freedom Correspondent

Index on Censorship is recruiting journalists to act as part-time correspondents based in Germany, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Albania to monitor violations to press freedom for Mapping Media Freedom. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. The roles are set to start on 1 June 2017. The correspondent must be fluent in the local language and English 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 material for example)
  • The language of submissions should be in English or bilingual

Applicants should send a CV and a recently published writing sample in English to Hannah Machlin, project manager, Mapping Media Freedom. [email protected]