2015 – present. Seminars and master classes in the Russian regions and Prague for investigative reporters and bloggers willing to develop their professional skills, improve investigative techniques, master new technologies and legal intricacies, taking into account the rapidly changing Russian legislation; master new technologies and effectively combine opportunities of professional and citizen journalism.
The Community of Investigative Journalists – Fond 19/29 team has been doing trainings in Moscow, Yaroslavl, St. Petersburg, Gunib (Dagestan), Yakutsk., Vladimir, Voronezh, Stavropol, Kazan, Podolsk, Tomsk, Kyzil, Niznevartovsk, Kaliningrad, Petrozavodsk, Perm, other Russian regional centers and Prague. The leading Russian and foreign investigative journalists (including colleagues from the OCCRP), legal and cyber security experts, are invited as guest-lecturers and trainers. Applicants had to send to the organizers their CVs and motivation letters. Each seminar can host 15 students. The training is free.
Members of the CIJ-Fond 19/29 team keep contact with the former participants consult them on their investigations and help with planning and editing.
In view of Covid-19 pandemic hitting the world and each country and region a program of webinars is being developed to adjust the plans already outlined and expand the opportunities for potential participants.