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Pitch a story for REPORTAGEN!

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Reportagen is an independent magazine published in Switzerland.

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Call for exciting ideas for a long form reportage to be published in the
October 2018 edition of REPORTAGEN.

Pro Helvetia New Delhi in collaboration with Reportagen is looking for original unpublished works in English, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu or Bengali. The work will be published online in German translation for the readership of Reportagen, and an extract will be reproduced in the print version of the magazine.

Send us a pitch for your story
The selected application will be announced in May and two months from the date of acceptance will be available for the final submission of the report, which has to range from 5000 to 8000 words in length.

The reportage must be a journalistic piece on a local theme that has universal relevance, closer to issues concerning humanity and with a strong plot. Portraits, undiscovered and real life stories, new developments (in the broad areas of Technology, Climate, Economics, Politics, Religion), topical socio cultural issues etc. are welcome. It should be well-researched and a sensitively narrated story from the region that has a resonance for any reader in any part of the world.

Most important: No essays or opinion pieces.
To view potentially useful tips for the pitch click here.

The application is open to residents of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Bhutan.

Next steps
Send us a pitch for your story in English in not more than 500 words, with a draft budget to realize the same (travel costs, fee, etc.) by Wednesday
25 April 2018 addressed to newdelhi@prohelvetia.in along with your cv and samples of previously published works.


The pitch you send must be

– in English
– in not more than 500 words
– accompanied with a cv, samples of published works and a draft budget
– sent by Wednesday 25 April 2018
– addressed to: newdelhi@prohelvetia.in


Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal (myprohelvetia.ch) by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.