Deadline: 31 July 2017
Open to: journalists from countries in crisis or war
Benefits: all expenses paid three month stay in Berlin
Rest and Refuge Scholarship is a project run by Reporters without Borders Germany and taz Panter Foundation, a non-profit organization linked to die tageszeitung (taz), a daily newspaper in Berlin.
We invite two journalists from countries in crisis or war to stay in Berlin. We offer them a time of refuge and rest up to three months.
The first journalist will be invited from September to November 2017, the second from March to May 2018.
- Journalists who need a time out from their difficult working conditions. This might be the case after covering stories in an oppressive environment or after covering stories in war or unrest;
- Journalists who feel the need to lie low awhile and get out of the view of state security because of their journalistic work.
Moreover, participants must:
- 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.
Within the Rest and Refuge Scholarship program, we offer:
- Travel expenses;
- A decent apartment;
- Pocket money;
- Free transportation in Berlin for up to three months.
- Participants may completely withdraw from public life;
- Use the time for writing or thinking;
- Explore political life in Berlin (we would be of help in that as well).
How to apply?
Please use the application form and send the other requested documents to: email@example.com.
You must be able to provide information about your professional work and position, a CV, contact details for reference, and an essay describing your current situation. In the essay, you need to answer:
- Why do you apply for the program?
- How would you like to spend your time in Berlin?
- What kinds of needs do you have? (Medical, psychological treatment, legal advice…)
The deadline for applications is 31 July 2017.
For more information please visit the official website.