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2023 Jiri Dienstbier Journalism Fellowship

Status: Closed

  • Fellowships

Organisation: Radio FreeEurope/ Radio Liberty

Deadline: 03/06/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – The Fellowship also features workshops on journalistic practices and tools, discussions with government officials, civic leaders and regional analysts; visits to local media and news agencies in Prague; and professional development opportunities in the Czech Republic and elsewhere.
    – Fellows will be expected to represent themselves and the Fellowship, in English, in public events and discussions relating to media freedom in their country.
  • Type of funding: Fellowship
  • Target countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.
  • Application language: English

Radio FreeEurope/ Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is pleased to accept applications for the Jiri Dienstbier Journalism Fellowship to help aspiring journalists from the Western Balkans pursue their profession in support of media pluralism and independence. It is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and RFE/RL that is inspired by Jiri Dienstbier Sr.’s contributions to journalism, foreign policy, and human rights. It aims to further RFE/RL’s legacy of promoting more just and open societies through journalism.

The main components of the program are:

  • Professional mentoring alongside RFE/RL’s seasoned professionals.
  • Training and development of journalistic skills on traditional, multi-media, and digital platforms.
  • Participation in the daily editorial discussions that inform a professional and independent press.
  • Independent work on a personal project.
  • Understanding of the mission and practice of a professional, free, and independent media.

See here to learn more and apply.

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