RFE/RL is pleased to accept applications for the 2013 - 2014 Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship. The Fellowship is a joint program between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and RFE/RL that is inspired by the former president’s belief in the transformational role of journalism in challenging tyranny. It provides direct work experience and mentoring at RFE/RL’s Prague headquarters to journalists from countries in RFE/RL’s broadcast region where media freedom is stifled.
The Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for journalists to receive on-the-job training while working alongside RFE/RL’s seasoned professionals in Prague and in RFE/RL’s local bureaus. Fellows will be integrated into RFE/RL language services and participate actively in multi-media programming and reporting. They will also represent themselves, RFE/RL and the Fellowship at public events and in discussions relating to media conditions in their country. Fellowships last nine months, including time spent in country in RFE/RL’s local bureau and in the Prague broadcasting headquarters, and include a stipend, housing and travel arrangements to and from Prague.