Call for ournalists in the Arab Region to apply to partake in a year-long Fellowship Programme on dialogue journalism. For the Fellowship, 20 to 25 mid-career journalists will be selected to participate in a year-long training program. The group of chosen fellows will have access to three four-day capacity building sessions, training them in the practice of ‘dialogue journalism’.
The Media Policy Forum will follow the Fellowship Programme and will host senior editors, high-profile media practitioners, policymakers from across relevant disciplines as well as panelists and keynote speakers to discuss the principles and ethics of good journalistic practice. Collectively, the group will produce a set of recommendations for more sustainable reporting on conflict and religion, and potentially publish a Media for Peace charter.
Online one-on-one mentorship will be offered to fellows from different media outlets such as print, radio, online, and TV. The mentors will have expertise in different aspects of the media industry. They will aim to:
- Identify editorial objectives with the fellows
- Provide feedback and coaching in areas such as video editing and story structure
- Identify strengths and areas of development of the first deliverable draft
- Agree on support needs to fine-tune the story
- Eligible fellows for Dialogue Journalism Fellowship should have at least five years of experience in journalism or other relevant fields. They can be working on any platform (print, podcast, digital).
- Native to one of the mainly developing countries of the Arab Region.
- Currently live in and write for media in the Arab Region.
- Must be between the ages of 28 and 40.
- Currently employed as professional journalists for print, television, radio or electronic journalism organizations. Both full-time and freelance journalists are invited to apply.
- Should have an interest in interreligious dialogue and journalism, peacebuilding, and social cohesion.
- CV (no longer than three pages)
- Personal photo
- Motivation letter indicating the applicant’s interest and focus of the proposed production, clearly stating its connection to interreligious dialogue.
- Recommendation from a current or previous media outlet that the applicant has worked with.
- Video of the applicant introducing his/herself and explaining their expectations from this opportunity (not longer than one minute).
- Links to three previous work samples (articles, video reports, TV programmes, documentaries… etc.)
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