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Journalists! 'MULTIKULTI on the ground' from Ljubljana (Sept. 19th - 23rd, 2012 - now closed)

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Jorge M.

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Editor-in-charge: Jorge Mallén (j.mallen@cafebabel.


10 cities + 10 special city editions of feature reports + 10 local debates:

We're continuing our series of monthly reporting missions to a different city in our Europe-wide network, this year with a special focus on multiculturalism in Europe.

Step 1: what’s it about

WHAT IS IT: In 2011 we launched our monthly editorial series —‘MULTIKULTI on the ground’— which aims to raise consciousness on the issue of multiculturalism and variety of cultures in Europe.

TO DO WHAT: Valorizing local, young projects, ideas, stories, initiatives and angles that have emerged from multicultural preoccupations. Be ‘on the ground’ and make us feel you’ve been hanging out and working in Ljubljana. Be rather 'gonzo' than 'institutional'. Spend time with locals; describe what you saw/felt/learned from them. Be critical, ‘MULTIKULTI’ isn’t an ideology for!

Step 2: recruiting you

WANTED: We need three journalists (written or video) and one photographer to join this mission —writing on aforesaid offbeat, MULTIKULTI-related topics with the support of our local host team. You'll also attend a local debate held by the local team in Ljubljana so we can make some noise whilst we are in town.

It’s your proposals that will get you noticed for this mission: so be creative, do some research before applying; flog your idea donkeys to me!

Step 3: you on 'MULTIKULTI on the ground'

LOGISTICS: Book your own flights/trains to Ljubljana: up to 250 Euros is reimbursed by upon return from the trip. Other travel and food expenses are reimbursed for up to 25 Euros every day. The team is hosted by the warm locals in Ljubljana or a hostel.

EDITORIAL: The editors and the team in Ljubljana (read will help and assist you define your angle/article before the trip, BUT it’s up to you to do research before leaving for the project, to find interesting interviewees and ideas 'on the ground'. The written piece is due in strictly one week later, when the relevant linguistic editor from the central Paris office will edit your piece, which will be translated by our volunteer networks, and then published in six languages within the following month.

Step 4: apply!

With your CV, three-line MULTIKULTI article proposals, link with the news and crisis of multiculturalism in Europe, ideas of interviewees... we look forward to eating them up!

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