Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships, including the Daniel Pearl Fellowships (1aug08)


The world has come to know Daniel Pearl as the U.S. reporter who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in early 2002, just four months after 11 September 2001. The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships and the Daniel Pearl Foundation have established a fellowship to honour Pearl, which gives journalists from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia hands-on experience in U.S. newsrooms.

All Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships, including the Daniel Pearl Fellowships, are awarded to young and mid-career print and online journalists from developing world countries with an emerging free press. The 10 successful applicants will spend six months reporting for a U.S. news organisation and will learn U.S. journalistic traditions that they may adapt and apply in their home countries.

To be eligible, applicants should be from the developing world and be between the ages of 25-35, work full-time as a journalist, have three years of journalism experience in print or online media, and have an excellent command of English (all activities are conducted in English).

Daniel Pearl fellows come from South Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, areas that Pearl covered as a journalist, and their work encourages dialogue among different cultures and religions.

The fellowships begin in March 2008, and cover health insurance, a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses, and all costs of programme-related travel.

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2008.

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