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Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship (VHJF) Program in Czech Republic, 2015-2016

Applications are invited for Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowships from journalists to pursue their profession in support of pluralism. Selected Fellows are placed with a language service at RFE/RL’s headquarters in Prague, where they receive on-the-job training and mentoring while working alongside RFE/RL’s seasoned professionals. Eligible applicants will be from one of the seven target countries; have a minimum of two years experience working as a journalist in their native language; have a demonstrated commitment to journalism as a profession; and be proficient in English. The application deadline is May 31, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in the area of Journalism.
Course Level: This is a eight months fellowship programme to Journalists. Fellows receive on-the-job training and mentoring while working alongside RFE/RL’s seasoned professionals.
Programme Provider: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), and is generously supported by the Prague Freedom Foundation and the Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation VIZE97.
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Czech Republic (Prague)

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Eligibility: Eligible applicants will be from one of the seven target countries; have a minimum of two years experience working as a journalist in their native language; have a demonstrated commitment to journalism as a profession; and be proficient in English.

Open for International Students: Fellowship accepts applications from journalists in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation.

Description: Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015-2016 Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship (VHJF). The purpose of the Fellowship is to support aspiring journalists from countries lacking media freedom and independence to pursue their profession in support of pluralism. It is inspired by former Czech President Vaclav Havel’s belief in the transformational role of journalism in challenging tyranny. The Fellowship is a joint initiative of RFE/RL and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and is generously supported by the Prague Freedom Foundation and the Dagmar and Vaclav Havel Foundation VIZE97.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Fellowships are for a term of eight months, including one month spent at the beginning and end of the program at a local RFE/RL bureau.

What does it cover? A monthly stipend, housing, insurance, and travel arrangements to and from Prague are provided.

Selection Criteria: Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Notification: Candidates will be informed of their selection by July 3, 2015.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted via e-mail.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 31, 2015.

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