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2022-23 Gordon N. Fisher/JHR Journalism Fellowship

Status: Closed

Organisation: Journalists for Human Rights

Deadline: 31/01/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – 5 years’ experience working in media
    – Currently full-time as a news or editorial employee at a newspaper, radio station, television station, magazine or news service.
    – Freelance journalists who have been working consistently in the media over an eight-year period will also be considered
    – Proficiency in English
  • Type of funding: Fellowship
  • Target countries: Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East
  • Application language: English

The Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) has launched the 2022-23 Gordon N. Fisher/JHR Journalism Fellowship for a journalist from Sub-Saharan Africa or the Middle East to participate in the William Southam Journalism Fellowship Program at Massey College in the University of Toronto. The Fisher Fellowship runs in tandem with the William Southam Journalism Fellowships and takes place over one academic year – September to May – at the University of Toronto.

Fellows are able to choose from a wide range of university courses and activities, are free to audit any graduate or undergraduate courses and have access to the University’s many facilities. Fellows live at Massey College, a multi-disciplinary graduate residential college in the University of Toronto. There are no educational prerequisites for a Fellowship, nor do Fellows receive credits or degrees for work done during the academic year. The program typically requires auditing at least two academic courses a semester; one academic course must be taken in full and all assignments completed.

See here to learn more and apply.

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