Journalists can apply for Reporters Without Borders scholarship

Reporters Without Borders, journalism opportunities

DEADLINE: JUNE 12, 2020 – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Germany is offering a scholarship to journalists, worldwide, who are exposed to particular risks and challenges due to their work.

The scholarship is aimed at taking journalist from a war zone or crisis area out from their stressful environment to Berlin for six months, where they can rest and work on a new journalistic project.

Any journalist who needs the time out. This could be the case for example if they work in a war zone or crisis area, or if they recently reported on a particularly sensitive topic and are now being threatened or harassed.
Also, anyone who needs time to focus on a new journalistic project that they would work on during the scholarship period could apply.

Participants should have a good command of English or German. Participants should also have adequate work experience as a journalist. In addition, participants should have the firm intention to return to your country of origin after the six-month scholarship period.

The scholarship will run for six months, from autumn 2020 to spring 2021.
In case this will not be possible in autumn 2020 due to the corona pandemic and the associated travel restrictions, the start of the scholarship will be postponed.

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• During the scholarship, the participant will develop an investigative research project of their choice

• The project is to be of a journalistic nature (in pictures, sound or writing)

• It can be developed in cooperation with an international medium, combined with a stay abroad

• The goal is to publish the results of the project and if possible present them at a public event

Please send your completed application form and any other documents required via PDF to by 12 June 2020.