Application Deadline- JUNE 1, 2018
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 – 2019 Václav Havel Journalism Fellowship. 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 Václav Havel’s belief in the transformational role of journalism in challenging tyranny and oppression.
The Václav Havel Journalism Fellowship (VHJF) is a joint initiative of RFE/RL and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, generously supported by the Dagmar and Vaclav Havel Foundation Vize97. Launched in 2011, it is inspired by the late Czech leader’s belief in the transformational power of free speech, and builds on RFE/RL’s legacy of promoting more open societies through journalism
Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Eligible applicants will be from an Eastern Partnership country
or the Russian Federation; 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 RFE/RL’s mission; and be
proficient in English.
A complete application includes the following materials:
- Personal statement
- 3 Work samples
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Curriculum Vitae, including current contact information
- Letter to Václav Havel
Application materials must be submitted in English.
Candidates may be contacted and asked to participate in a telephone, Skype or in-person interview as part of
the application process.
COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED AT firstname.lastname@example.org
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