Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fellowship for Indian Journalists in Bonn, Germany

Dr Ujjwala Barve has sent in the following for the benefit of young Indian journalists. Please pass it on to others who might be interested. kiran thakur

Deutsche Welle’s DW Akademie is planning a multimedia Meeting and Exchange Project for Indian Journalists. The one-and-a-half month fellowship is supported by Germany’sRobert Bosch Stiftung and will take place in Bonn, Germany from September 10 to October 26, 2012.
Multimedia journalistsThe project aims to support Indian journalists in providing authentic, extensive and insightful coverage of Germany. It will offer participants valuable background knowledge for reporting on Indian-German issues.
Journalists selected for the program will receive intercultural and journalistic training, as well as insight into Deutsche Welle’s multimedia editorial teams. Participants will also work on putting together a multimedia project on the topic ‘Sustainability’.
DW Akademie will carry the costs of the course, airfare, travel expenses, accommodation and health insurance. Costs for meals, laundry and other personal expenses must be paid for by the participant or his/her employer. DW Akademie will pay a supplement of 10 EURO per day to cover daily expenses.
Applicants for this project must fulfill the following requirements:
·    Citizens of India between the ages of 25 and 35 years,
·    Completed training as a journalist (traineeship, journalistic degree from a university or institution of further education) and/or at least three years of applicable professional experience in a relevant medium,
·    Very good English skills in addition to very good skills in one or several of the languages Hindi, Bengali and Urdu.
Applicants will need to submit an online application form, work samples and a letter of recommendation. You can fill in your application form here.
The deadline for submission is July 22, 2012.