Berlin Scholarship Program: Empowering Journalists in the Digital Field, Germany

Reporters Without Borders Germany is glad to announce the Berlin Scholarship Program: Empowering Journalists in the Digital Field. This program is available for journalist working in war zone or crisis area. Entries will be accepted by 31 December 2018.

Scholarship Description
The program is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises. The aim of the scholarship is to provide scholarship holders with practical knowledge on how to protect themselves against digital threats such as surveillance or hacker attacks in their journalistic work. In addition, they will also receive training in how to teach others in their home region about digital security issues.

Award Value
We cover the travel costs, take care of all visa-related matters, provide a pleasant apartment in Berlin for the duration of the scholarship, pocket money of around € 1000 per month, free use of public transport in Berlin and a fully equipped computer, and also organize participation in a varied scholarship program taught by experts in the field of digital security and didactics. Furthermore, during their stay in Berlin scholarship holders will be given insights into the activities of a globally active journalist and human rights organization.

Level and Area of Studies
Non – degree program in journalism field.

Place of Study
The program will be taken in Germany.

Eligibility and Criteria
Scholarship holders must have good to very good command of English, as the working language of the scholarship program will be English. They should also have adequate experience working as a journalist. In addition, applicants must have every intention of returning to their home region after three to four months of residence in Germany.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
Please download and complete the application form at the link below.

Submission Deadline
31 December 2018.

Website and Application Link