Independent media 13 Program - journalist internships.Ukraine

The Polish - Czech - Slovak Solidarity Foundation starts the new edition of the journalists internship program "Independent media 13"

Since 1996, the Polish-Czech-Slovak Solidarity Foundation has been conducting the "Independent media" program – internships and study visits for journalists and editors working in the print and electronic media. So far, some 450 people representing every post-Soviet country have taken part in the Foundation's 2- and 3-week programs in Poland.
This edition of the "Independent media" program is planned for this year.
Nearly 20 journalists from Crimea and eastern and southern Ukraine will be invited to Poland. During study visits, they will have an opportunity to visit the editorial offices of newspapers and magazines, radio and TV stations, internet portals and information agencies. They will acquaint themselves with the work and experiences of their Polish colleagues. The study visits will be tailored to the professions and specializations of the guests. Also planned are seminars and lectures on such subjects as: the transformation of the Polish media after 1989, laws regulating public and private media, investigative journalism, media ethics, journalists' organizations, advertising and the media, the problem of competition in the media, political lobbying and independence of the media.

The program is financed by the National Endowment for Democracy (USA).

Participants will be selected by means of an open competition, with the winners chosen by the social Council of the Programme, consisting of:

Grzegorz Miecugow (television TVN) - Chairman of the Council;
Bogumiła Berdychowska (The National Centre of Culture);
Roman Imielski ((the daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza);
Michał Kacewicz (the weekly magazine Newsweek Poland);
Anna Łubian-Halicka (television TVP Warszawa);
Piotr Tyma (Association of the Ukrainians in Poland);
Bartosz Węglarczyk (the daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita). 

The Council will also evaluate implementation of the Project.


More information 


Application 2

First deadline for the applications is October 9.

The Polish - Czech - Slovak Solidarity Foundation
5, Szpitalna Str., suite 5. 00-031 Warsaw, Poland
tel. (+48-22) 828 9128 ext. 141, 826 35 98, fax (+48-22) 828 9129