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Apply: Become a Student Reporter at the International Business Forum 2013 in Istanbul

Join us as we report on the upcoming International Business Forum (IBF), taking place in Istanbul, 23-24 October, 2013.


Project Highlights

*Focus on regional business innovation in context of global development challenges.

*Onsite program dates are 21-26 October.

*Full coverage of onsite costs (food, accommodation, conference fees), and travel reimbursement up to 200 EUR.

*Submit until 5 October: CV, pitches, and application form.



We are training and sending a team of selected reporters to report on this year’s theme of ”Green and Inclusive Business Solutions for Development”. The Forum is organized by a consortium of German and multilateral development institutions with an interest on the politics of private sector development to impact sustainable economic development and poverty reduction.


With an aim to bring a younger generation’s voice to the media coverage of this event, we will focus on the role of regional business innovations in the context of global development challenges. Through our training program, hands-on experience of conference reporting, and the topic expertise of our editorial team, we will help you develop skills in online journalism, specifically in profile writing, critical analysis and political reporting. We will produce both written and multimedia work, as well as curated news releases to engage our audiences back home during the conference.


The team will be composed of five reporters from around the world, led by up to two editors. Before applying, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with our work, especially our recent conference projects (most relevant being Rio+20) and the types of articles we produce.


We are accepting applications until 5th of October, 2013. 

More details on the project and instructions on how to apply here: