Asia Media Forum Human Rights Fellowship for journalists (end October)

Asia Media Forum Human Rights Fellowship for journalists

Asia Media Forum (AMF) invites applications for AMF Journalism Fellowships 2006-07 from self-motivated working journalists who aspire to focus on and improve their coverage of human rights.
The two-week fellowship provides to 20 mid-career print and electronic media journalists an opportunity to work in the field in various Asian countries on themes relating to human rights -- Women's Rights, the Right to Education, Right to Food, Right to Human Security in Conflict and Emergencies (specially tsunami-related issues), Right to Life and Dignity in the Face of HIV and AIDS, and Right to Just and Democratic Governance.

Selected fellows will get a 2,000 U.S. dollar fellowship grant that covers incidentals, travel and stipend, while local hospitality will be provided by AMF's partners in the respective countries, where they are placed.

Interested applicants are asked to submit to the following:
- a CV
- two original news features on rights and development (print journalists) and one documentary or TV report segment (VHS/DVD) that will be used as contributions to the AMF website
- written expression of interest in the fellowship and what the applicant goes to gain from it
- letter of endorsement of participation by the editor/station manager/head of organisation

For details, please write to
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