Thursday, February 17, 2011Toronto – Scotiabank, together with Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) and Massey College, look forward to welcoming another successful Latin American or Caribbean journalist to take part in the one-year Scotiabank/CJFE Journalism Fellowship at Massey College. This unique opportunity is a two-semester fellowship hosted by Massey College of the University of Toronto. The contest is open to mid-career journalists from South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico. “As a multi-national organization, we interact with media around the globe every day and recognize the courage and commitment of international journalists who often face significant risks to bring their stories to the public,” said Wendy Hannam, Executive Vice President, International Banking. “We are honoured to continue supporting the CJFE in their work and proud to bring another Latin American journalist to study in Canada through the Scotiabank/CJFE Fellowship.” “We see this fellowship as one that is essential to helping increase, as Canadians, our knowledge of a huge region that has largely been ignored by North America for too long,” said John Fraser, Master of Massey College. “With our fine collaboration with Scotiabank and CJFE, this can only succeed.” “In 2009, this Fellowship introduced us to an exceptional journalist, Eric Lemus from El Salvador,” said Annie Game, President of CJFE. “He was a dynamic representative of journalists in the region who are working in incredibly challenging environments just trying to report the news. We expect that similarly the 2011/12 the new Fellow will further increase our understanding of the situation facing journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean.” The Scotiabank/CJFE Journalism Fellowship at Massey College will provide a qualified Latin American journalist with a mid-career sabbatical in which s/he will spend eight months at Massey College in Toronto. The successful candidate will audit courses of their choice at the University of Toronto and make connections with the Canadian media, while expanding their work related to a significant issue, with a view to applying this experience to ongoing work upon return to their home country.
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