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Job advert: Global Witness freelance investigative journalists

Global Witness are seeking freelance journalists, ideally with some experience of investigative journalism.

20 September 2018

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The role

Global Witness is looking for freelance journalists, ideally with some experience of investigative journalism, to carry out detailed research on political movements in Europe.

This will be drawn from open sources and will seek to shed light on political trends, the background to relevant political parties, links between groupings and support being offered by outside organisations or individuals.

The research will focus on a range of countries, but we are looking to recruit native language speakers in the following languages:

1.       German
2.       Italian
3.       Hungarian
4.       French
5.       Dutch
6.       Polish
7.       Slovakian
8.       Russian

We are looking for people who can give a minimum of 10 full days of work between now and the end of October, with a final version of your research submitted by early November.

More details on the research will be provided on appointment.

How to apply

For any questions, or to apply, contact [email protected] with your CV and details of recent work.

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