Rest and Refuge Scholarship for Journalists in Germany

Deadline:  30 June 2016
Open to:  journalists with relevant working experience
Scholarships: travel expenses, a decent apartment, pocket money and free transportation in Berlin for up to three months

Description

Rest and Refuge Scholarship is a new project run by Reporters without Borders Germany and taz Panter Foundation, a non-profit organization linked to die tageszeitung (taz), the daily newspaper in Berlin.

They invite two journalists from countries in crisis or war to stay in Berlin. They offer them a time of refuge and rest up to three months. The first journalist will be invited from September to November 2016, the second from November 2016 to January 2017.

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Journalists who need a time out from their difficult working conditions. This might be the case after covering stories in an oppressive environment or after covering stories in war or unrest;
  • Journalists who feel the need to lie low awhile and get out of the view of state security because of their journalistic work.

Participants have to be able to communicate in basic English or in German. Participants should have a relevant working-experience as journalists. They must have the intention to return to their country after three months.

Scholarship

The scholarship covers travel expenses, a decent apartment, pocket money and free transportation in Berlin for up to three months. Participants may completely withdraw from public life, use the time for writing or thinking, or they may want to explore political life in Berlin.

How to apply?

Please use the application form and submit it by e-mail  to [email protected] along with the other requested documents by 30 June 2016.

For more information please visit the official website.

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