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Reporters Without Borders (RWB) Rest and Refuge Scholarship 2019 for Reporters in Crisis or War-Torn Countries – Germany

Reporters in Crisis or War-Torn Countries are warmly invited to visit Berlin through the Rest and Refuge Scholarship for up to three months.

Application Deadline: 16th June 2019.

Eligible Countries: Crisis or War-Torn Countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Berlin, Germany

Type: Award

Eligibility: 

  • Journalists who need a time out from their difficult working conditions. This might be the case after covering stories in an oppressive environment.
  • Journalists who feel the need to lie low awhile and get out of the view of state security because of their journalistic work.

Selection Criteria: Participants have to be able to communicate in basic English or in German. Participants should have a relevant working experience as journalists. They must have the intention to return to their country after three months.

Number of Awards: 2

Value of Award:We offer travel expenses, a monthly stipend of € 1000 and free transportation in Berlin for three months. Participants may withdraw from public life, use the time for writing or thinking, or they may want to explore political and cultural life in Berlin. Of course, we would be in that.

Duration of Program: 3 months. We offer you a time of refuge and rest for three months. The first journalist will be invited from September to November 2019, the second from March to May and the third from April to June 2020.

How to Apply: Please use the application form and send the other requested documents to: auszeit@reporter-ohne-grenzen.de . The deadline for applications is 16 June 2019.

Visit the Programme Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Rest and Refuge Scholarship is a project run by Reporters without Borders Germany and taz Panter Foundation , a non-profit organization linked to the daily newspaper ( taz ), a daily newspaper in Berlin.

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