Open Call for young media creators

How prejudiced is the media when reporting on other countries?
How can we contribute to a more nuanced and objective reporting?
How can we bring a pluralistic perspective and a more profound understanding about the realities from the different countries?

#unprejudiced is a training and networking program designed to connect young media creators from countries of the Eastern Partnership (EaP: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) Germany and Russia.

The aim is to bring young media creators (journalists, photographers, bloggers, vloggers, podcast authors, etc.) together, in order to support their professional development by capacity building in

  • analysing and understanding media (print, TV, Radio, online)
  • creating and structuring journalistic work
  • working together on crossborder journalistic media production
  • building long term professional connections
  • conveying a more objective reporting of the Eastern Partnership countries in German media

Contributions resulted in the project’s framework will be published on:  >  Every participant will receive a small fee for the published work. All training sessions and workshops as well as travel costs for the physical events will be covered by the organizers.

Candidates should:

  • be citizens and reside in one of the countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine), Germany or Russia.
  • work as a staff member or freelance media creator in one of the respective countries.
  • demonstrate a commitment to unprejudiced, accurate, and independent media.
  • publish regularly or have at least one year of professional experience in press and/or media.
  • have a good level of spoken and written English (good language skills are mandatory).
  • produce at least one individual and one collective journalistic piece during the program in English or in the native language, that will be translated for the project’s website.
  • be willing to commit to participate in the program from September 2021 to October 2022.

Timeline of #unprejudiced

2021 July – August: Open Call for young media creators in the countries of the Eastern Partnership, Germany and Russia

2021 September: Online Kickoff Meeting and conference of the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb)

2021 November – 2022 October: online workshops of one-day, every two months

2022 Mai: Press trip in Germany (Berlin/Hamburg) for the participating media creators in partnership with bpb

2022 April – September: 4 offline workshops of three days in four EaP-countries

2022 October: Closing offline event


Apply by sending to

  • 1-2 examples of your work (maximum file size 5 MB) – in English or your work language
  • CV
  • letter of motivation (explaining what makes you a suitable candidate, up to 2000 characters)

The deadline for applications is August 15, 2021 inclusive. Successful applicants will be informed by e-mail by August 31, 2020.
The program organizers do not comment on the results of the selection process.
For more information please contact us at
We usually respond within three working days.

Organized by Goethe Institut in cooperation with Federal Agency for Civic Education in Germany (bpb), Artcor Creative Industries Center, Centrul Cultural German AKZENTE / Goethe – Zentrum, Civil Society Cooperation.

Funded by Federal Foreign Office of Germany