Call for Applications: Open Caucasus Laboratory for Journalism


Deadline: 1 March 2020
Open to: citizens from Armenia,Azerbaijan and Georgia between the age of 18 and 24
Venue: 6–12 April; 25–31 May 2020, Tbilisi, Georgia


Applications for OC Lab are open to young people from the South Caucasus with no practical experience in journalism, but with a strong interest in the discipline. The lab will include hands-on training on the basics of media literacy, journalistic genres and writing styles, interviewing techniques, ethics, and much more.

The training will be heavy on practical exercises to make sure that a) participants acquire real skills, not only theory, and b) so the learning process is fun.

The training will consist of two modules which are obligatory to attend. Following the second module, each participant will receive a small financial grant to work on a journalistic story of their own. They will have a chance to work with OC Media’s editors, who will choose which stories will be published on our platform.

We hope you will use this opportunity to make your international journalistic début.

Please apply if:

  • you are between 18 and 24 years old;
  • you come from the South Caucasus;
  • you have little or no practical experience in journalism;
  • you are passionate about journalism and would like to try it out;
  • you speak and write at least intermediate English;
  • you’re committed to peace and would like to make new friends from across the South Caucasus region.

The transportation costs to/from Tbilisi, accommodation, and food, are covered by OC Media.

To apply, please submit the following documents to

  1. your passport;
  2. your CV;
  3. a motivation letter about why you want to participate in the OC Lab.

Also, please indicate ‘OC Lab’ in the subject field.

Your motivation letter will be the main criterion of how we will select successful candidates.

We encourage persons with disabilities and from other vulnerable groups to apply.

The results will be announced by 9 March 2020.