17th Istanbul Biennial and Uğur Mumcu Investigative Journalism Foundation (um:ag) call for applications to the ‘Hidden Stories from the World’ programme.

The programme is open to applications from journalists, journalism students, and digital content producers from all across Turkey.

Participants of the programme will be expected to select one project from the 17th Istanbul Biennial and write a story about it following an in-depth research process. The programme will also feature guided tours of the Istanbul Biennial exhibitions and an online workshop series. Participants will work on their texts with the support of editors from Uğur Mumcu Investigative Journalism Foundation.

Stories will be published on Istanbul Biennial web site and the um:ag Journalists Platform.

Please fill in the following form to apply.

To attend the online workshop series, please fill in the application form here no later than 2 November, 5pm: https://forms.gle/zwNcHH4rxPsfbAhM9

Topics, instructors and the schedule of workshops are as follows:
5 November, Saturday : Introduction to ‘Hidden Stories from the World’ *
9 November, Wednesday / 19.00 : Internet Memory / Erkan Saka
12 November, Saturday / 19.00 : Dijital Storytelling / Mehmet Şafak Sarı
15 November, Tuesday / 19.00 : Journalism in Times of Conflict / Can Ertuna
19 November, Saturday / 18.00 : Reading a Photograph / Tolga Hepdinçler

*This workshop will be held in English. The following workshops will be held in Turkish.

Applicants will need to fully fill the application for and all applications will be evaluated on the basis of programme’s objectives.

There are 40 openings available on the programme. Selected applicants will receive an invitation e-mail no later than 4 November 2022.

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