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Atlatszo joins the Report for The World journalism programme

The Report for the World journalism programme is expanding its international presence to five new countries, with independent newsrooms in Mexico, Peru, Zimbabwe, Ukraine and Hungary, to cover under-reported topics such as the environment, justice, education, healthcare and civil liberties. Being the first Hungarian partner of the international journalism programme, Átlátszó will focus on education.

Report for the World is an initiative of the nonprofit journalism organization The GroundTruth Project, which aims to support the next generation of journalists around the world. Launched in 2017, Report for America aims to provide opportunities for talented emerging journalists to take up positions at local newsrooms and report on under-covered issues. Last year, they expanded the US initiative and launched their international Report for the World programme, working with newsrooms in India, Nigeria and Brazil.

This year, the program will forge its first partnerships in Eastern Europe, specifically Ukraine and Hungary.

A total of 11 new editorial offices are joining the programme this year:

  • Brazil: Agência Pública – Centro de Jornalismo Investigativo
  • Brazil: Agência Mural de Jornalismo Das Periferias
  • Brazil: ((o))eco
  • Hungary: Átlátszó
  • India: The News Minute
  • Mexico: Conexión Migrante
  • Mexico: Quinto Elemento Lab
  • Nigeria: Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ)
  • Peru: Asociación Convoca
  • Ukraine: Ukrainska Pravda
  • Zimbabwe: The Citizen Bulletin

Participating newsrooms will cover under-reported areas such as climate change, environment, criminal and social justice, education, healthcare and civil liberties. Report for the World will provide salary and training support; however, the newsrooms will remain editorially independent.

Being the first Hungarian partner of the international journalism programme Report for the World, Átlátszó will focus on education.

The aim of the project is to write investigative articles related to public, as well as higher education.

Additionally, newsrooms are opening applications for journalists within the participating countries, increasing the number of journalists in the programme from 15 to 30.

“Report for the World is scaling to help independent media cover critical beats and meet the growing challenges faced by local newsrooms across the world,” said Preethi Nallu, Global Director at Report for the World.

Further expansion is expected in the future, with a focus on the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia in 2023, the statement said.

The original, English version of this announcement can be found on the website of the GroundTruth Project, here.