Nelly Bassily | March 12, 2012
The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is now accepting applications for the 2012 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship. Elizabeth Neuffer was the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and Boston Globe correspondent who was killed in Iraq in May 2003.
Female journalists from print, broadcast or online media who focus their work on human rights and social justice can apply for the fellowship. One woman journalist will be selected to spend seven months in a tailored program with access to MIT’s Center for International Studies near Boston, U.S.A., as well as media outlets such as The Boston Globe and The New York Times. The program will provide the Fellow with opportunities to pursue academic research and hone her reporting skills covering topics related to human rights.
Jackee Budesta Batanda of Uganda is the 2011 Fellow. She reported on women being attacked with acid as “revenge crimes” and the targeted murders of albinos.
Excellent written and spoken English are required for this fellowship. The selected Fellow receives a stipend, while expenses such as airfare and housing are covered.
Application deadline is April 30, 2012.
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