Applications invited for Investigative Journalism Fellowships

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) Monday invited applications for its fourth batch of investigative reporting fellowships from local journalists. According to organizers journalists with a minimum experience of three years working for print, television, radio and online media can apply for the fellowships by August 18.
The criteria for journalists from Balochistan, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir may be relaxed for otherwise qualified applicants. Female journalists were said to be particularly encouraged to apply for the fellowships, a part of “Supporting Investigative Journalism in Pakistan” project, aimed at promoting investigative journalism among the media professionals.
Selected journalists will be supported to develop in-depth stories related to issues of public interest including those on governance, transparency, gender, corruption and human rights.
The fellowships will include capacity building workshops as well as editorial and technical support to produce investigative reports that meet professional, ethical and legal best practices in journalism.
The amount for the fellowship is sixty thousand rupees. The duration of the fellowship is three months and payment is based on completion of six milestones. Participants would work under the supervision of a senior journalist who will act as project editor during the term of the fellowship.
Intending applicants have been advised to send their professional resume/CV with recent photograph; Complete story proposal form that could be downloaded from PPF website: Three links/samples of published or broadcast pieces.—APP

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