Madrid, 24 July 2014 – As part of the Legal Leaks trainings which has taken place during the month of June in five different countries in the Balkans – Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia -, Access Info Europe and UNESCO, in partnership with the EU Commission, has organised a challenge for journalists taking part in these courses.

What is the challenge about?

Journalists shall write a story based on one or more access to information requests they have previously made. The article will have to be written in English, and will be a maximum of 2000 words long.
We will positively rate articles based on access to information requests filed in several different countries.

What are the deliverables? 

» The article, in English, of maximum 2000 words.
A document where the applicant must describe the access to information requests that he or she made, and an explanation of the request process they went through.

When is it due?

All articles must be sent to; the deadline is 8 September 2014.

What is the prize?

There will be a first prize of 300 €, and a second prize of 150 €.
Both winners will be invited to present their stories at the Skopje Regional Conference on 16 and 17 October 2014.

You may find more information about the Legal Leaks training program here or at


For more information please contact:

Victoria Anderica, Access Info Europe
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