Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Applications invited for AFPF and Daniel Pearl Fellowships 2009

Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships and Daniel Pearl Foundation has just invited applications for 2009 fellows.

Applications would be accepted till August 1, 2008 from print and online journalists for the 2009 Alfred Friendly and Daniel Pearl Fellowships. Successful candidates will report for American newspapers from March-August 2009. Since 1984, AFPF has provided on-the-job training to 258 journalists from 78 developing countries. In the United States Fellow learn practices, standards and values of U.S. journalism which they can adapt, share and apply in their own countries.

Applicants for the fellowships must meet the following minimum criteria of eligibility:

-Current full-time employment as a journalist for the news or editorial departments of independent newspapers, wire services, online publications, or magazines of general public interest in a developing country;

- At least three years of full-time professional experience as a journalist in the print/online media;

- Citizenship of a developing country;

- Early to mid-career status and between 25 and 35 years old;

- A demonstrated personal commitment to a career in journalism in a developing country;

- Ability and desire to share what is learned on the fellowship with other journalists at home;

- Endorsement from the management of the home publication;

- An excellent command of both written and spoken English as all activities are conducted in English.

Click here for more infomation and application form.

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