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Call for Applications 2017 - 2018

The call for applications for the 2017-2018 Václav Havel Journalism Fellowship has been closed.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to support aspiring journalists from countries lacking media freedom and independence to pursue their profession in support of pluralism. It is inspired by former Czech President Václav Havel's belief in the transformational role of journalism in challenging tyranny and oppression.

Selected Fellows are placed with a language service in the company’s Prague headquarters, where they receive on-the-job training and mentoring while working alongside RFE/RL’s seasoned professionals. The program equips them with cutting edge multimedia skills, while involving them in the daily editorial discussions that inform a professional, independent press. It helps position them to be both standard-bearers of their profession and leaders in their communities, on-line, on air, and in the world.

The Fellowship accepts applications from journalists in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation.

The term of the Fellowship is November 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

Completed applications must be submitted in English to by 0600 CET on May 31, 2017.

Candidates will be informed of their selection by June 30, 2017.

Download an application for the Václav Havel Journalism Fellowship here