Investigative Reporting Summer School in Riga

August 18-21, 2021

Riga, Latvia

Investigative Journalism Summer School is an annual three day event which has become a meeting place for professionals looking to upscale their skills, be inspired and refreshed. Over the course of three days, industry leaders share their trade secrets, the newest tools that make investigations and international cooperation much more effective and powerful.

We all know that they are out there – the bad guys. At the Summer School you will get the skills on how to identify them, how to find them, how to prove their scams, how to interview them, how to make it understandable for your audience making television and writing stories. An also how to keep your sources – and yourself – safe. 

Topics covered this summer:

  • How to clean massive dirty data;
  • Find so much more on the internet;
  • Infographics and data visualisation;
  • Disclose organised crime and corruption;
  • Security training: the mindset and tools to keep you safe;
  • Writing long stories and books;
  • Getting unwilling people to be outspoken;
  • Multimedia storytelling;
  • Produce a 50 min television story.

Registration Deadline: July 23th, 2021.

Registration fee*: EUR 350

With the generous support of Anne-Marie and Gustaf Ander foundation limited amount of scholarships will be available to the Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga alumni and journalists/media professionals from the Baltic States. Scholarships will cover the participation fee and accommodation during the training period. Travel to and from the venue is NOT included and must be covered by the participants themselves.

*The fee covers full participation, lunches, coffee breaks and one dinner.


Please note: to attend the Summer School in person, a participant will need to present the digital certificate that proves that individual:

a) has been fully vaccinated* against Covid-19 or
b) has recovered from the disease during the last six months.

Negative Covid-19 tests will not be accepted for entry!

More information on the entry requirements to Latvia (from June 16) can be found HERE.
Vaccinated individuals will be allowed to attend only:
a) starting from the fifteenth day after the completion of the full vaccination course with a vaccine authorised with the European Medicines Agency or with an equivalent regulator or recognised by the World Health Organization in accordance with the instructions for use of the vaccine or
b) from the twenty-second day until the ninetieth day after receipt of the first dose of the Vaxzevria vaccine and immediately after receipt of the second dose of the Vaxzevria vaccine.

If you have any questions about scholarships, digital certificates or any other queries regarding attendance, please do not hesitate to contact Lāsma Antoneviča on