Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Fellowships for Journalists

Deadline: 11 August 2014
Open to: journalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia
Fellowship: covers monthly stipend, housing, and travel arrangements to and from Prague


Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is a broadcaster funded by the U.S. government that provides news, information, and analysis to countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and The Middle East, wherein the free flow of information is either banned by government authorities or not fully developed. As in previous years, RFE/RL is pleased to accept applications for the 2014 – 2015 Jiri Dienstbier Journalism Fellowship. The purpose of the Fellowship is to help promising young journalists from the Western Balkans region pursue their profession in support of pluralism. The selected Fellow shall be placed with the Balkan language service at RFE/RL’s headquarters in Prague to receive on-the-job training and mentoring while working alongside RFE/RL’s seasoned professionals.


The fellowship is open to young  journalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia and it will take place in the RFE/RL’s headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic.


The Fellow will be expected to participate and represent the Fellowship in public events and discussions relating to media conditions in the region, and it is made up to 5 main components:

  • Professional development alongside RFE/RL seasoned professionals;
  • On-the-job training, to include daily multi-media programming and reporting;
  • New skills development;
  • Participation in the daily editorial debates and discussions that inform a professional and independent press;
  • Mentorship opportunity.

The Fellowship is for a term of nine months, including one month spent in the beginning and in the end of the program at a local bureau. A monthly stipend, housing, and travel arrangements to and from Prague are provided, and RFE/RL will also provide workshops with experts on digital media, round-tables with journalists and policymakers, visits to local media and news agencies in Prague, and professional development opportunities abroad.
The fellowship term is 1 October 2014 – 30 June 2015.


 The Fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis. A complete application should include all of the following information:

  • Personal information;
  • Personal statement;
  • Two work samples;
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • CV;
  • Copy of an English certificate ( optional).

You can send your application on this e-mail:

Additional information and application guideline please find  HERE, or if you have any other questions please direct to

The official webpage.

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