Thursday, March 27, 2003CJFE Sponsors Second Annual Journalism Fellowship at Massey College March 27, 2003 - Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is pleased to announce its second annual Donner/CJFE Journalist-at-Risk Fellowship to help a deserving journalist from abroad. CJFE, along with Massey College and the Donner Foundation, offer the Fellowship for the 2003-2004 academic year to give a foreign journalist a mid-career sabbatical in Canada. The fellowship covers expenses for a journalist to spend an academic year (eight months) at Massey College in Toronto, auditing courses of his or her choice offered throughout the University of Toronto. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to meet Canadian journalists and to hone his or her skills further. "We are delighted to be able to again offer this tremendous opportunity," CJFE President Arnold Amber said. "Canada's journalists have always fought on the side of freedom of expression for journalists around the world and this fellowship continues that tradition." Deadline for applications is Friday, April 25, 2003. The second Fellow will be chosen by a CJFE jury later in the Spring and will arrive in Canada next September to begin his or her studies. Further information about the application process can be found here. The first Fellowship was awarded last year to Konstantin Parshin, a journalist from Tajikistan who spent the 2002-2003 academic year at Massey College. Of his experience, Parshin wrote: "CJFE and Massey College provided me with shelter and became my second home ... my eight-month stint was not just a long educational vacation from my routine journalistic activities in Tajikistan. There was hardly a day when I didn't strike up a new acquaintance." CJFE is an association of more than 400 journalists, editors, publishers, producers, students and others committed to preserving press freedom and freedom of expression in Canada and around the world. For more information, contact Joel Ruimy at (416) 515-9622 e-mail: [email protected]
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