A: Yes. Because the programme is grant-funded, all participants must be present at all the planned sessions. Participants are also expected to complete substantial take-home assignments in the time between programme modules.
A: It will take place in Riga, Latvia, a beautiful city of nearly 700,000 inhabitants. All sessions will be held at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga on Strēlnieku 4a.
A: Lecturers will come from the business and economics faculty of SSE Riga, with other practitioners and scholars from the UK, the USA and the Balkans.
A: All participants will receive a diploma and will participate in building a lasting network of international and regional journalists, editors, and researchers – one that connects to and builds on the growing network based at the Media Studies Centre of SSE Riga. Participants may be invited to future programmes with the possibility of getting part of the costs covered by a scholarship.
A: All participants will be generously funded through a grant from the Swedish Institute.
A: The working language of the programme is English, and all participants must be able to follow the lectures and write and interact in English.
A: Participants will stay at a three-star hotel not more than a five-minute walk from the programme venue.
A: Lunch will be served in either the SSE Riga cafeteria or at the participants' hotel.
A: For detailed information please visit the website at www.sseriga.edu/en/centres/media-centre/
A: No. This is the first time that the programme is being offered. In fact, this is the first time we know of that such a programme has been offered anywhere. We count on participants to help make it a lasting success.