CJFE Solicits Applications for Journalist at Risk Fellowship

Thursday, April 4, 2002
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression is seeking applications from foreign journalists for the Donner/CJFE Journalist at Risk Fellowship. The Fellowship aims to provide a deserving foreign journalist with a mid-career sabbatical in which s/he can spend an academic year at Massey College in Toronto auditing courses of his or her choice, expanding contacts with Canadian colleagues and acquiring new journalistic skills that can be put to use upon return to his or her country. The ideal candidate will be a working journalist who faces danger in the course of performing his or her duties. The Fellowship covers transportation to and from Canada, accommodation in the Toronto area, tuition fees at Massey College and a modest allowance. Candidates must fulfill the following requirements: be fluent in English; undertake to return to the country from which they came and to the practice of journalism after the Fellowship; obtain written permission for leave from their employer (if applicable) and a written commitment that they will be rehired on their return (if applicable); have at least five years of experience as a working journalist in print, broadcasting or Internet; write a 1,000-word essay in English explaining why they qualify as a Journalist at Risk and what benefits they hope to derive from the Fellowship; and supply written references from three people, preferably journalists. Applications must be received by CJFE no later than May 24, 2002. A CJFE jury will make the selection and announce it by June 1, 2002. The successful applicant would have to be prepared to arrive in Toronto in early September, 2002. To obtain an application, please visit the CJFE Web site (www.cjfe.org) or contact CJFE at cjfe@cjfe.org. For more information, please contact CJFE, 489 College Street, Suite 403, Toronto ON, M6G 1A5, Canada, fax: 416 515 7879, email: cjfe@cjfe.org, Web: www.cjfe.org. No phone calls.

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