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Study Visit of young journalists to Estonia

10.03.2016

Are you a young journalist?

Would you like to spend one week in August in Estonia learning more about Estonia, Estonian society and the Estonian way of life?

Apply for a Study Visit of young journalists to Estonia, July 31st to August 7th 2016!

DEADLINE April 11!

More information: http://vm.ee/en/100-friends

„Any journalist likes to search for new stories, connect with other cultures and see the world. The "100 Friends" project is an amazing opportunity for that and much more. Through this program you can get a very interesting and dynamic overview of a country that, unfortunately, Portuguese audiences are not very familiar with. Also, you will get the chance to meet people from all over the world: believe me, a dinner might become a trip around the world. At a time when the European ideal is being questioned, I really believe this kind of initiative makes Europeans — and all the world citizens — come together.“

Amanda Ribeiro, participant in 2014


„In 2015, I participated in the "100 Friends" press trip in order to understand better how Estonia has been evolving during the recent years. The expected - having a full schedule, working hard and visiting many institutional organizations and entreprises - was more than accomplished, but the 'plus' was the unpredictable - knowing a portion of the calm Estonian culture in a high speed mood. Long days of summer helped, extra programmes and options in nature - like hiking and experiencing smoke sauna - were nice surprises. If it is one's first time in Estonia, I believe curiosity can grow fast. It is a misterious country, with several layers and an uncomparable nature where probably many of its stories are hidden. Apparently as a paradox, high-tech solutions put this Baltic country into the spotlights of the future. "100 Friends" week was a major opportunity to catch important stories and to encourage the beginning of long researches. Although I already knew the country, I believe this was a decisive period which produced concrete results: I'm still writing and digging Estonian reality as a journalist.“

Rute Barbedo, participant in 2015

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