Jiri Dienstbier Journalism Fellowship
About the Fellowship
The Jiri Dienstbier Journalism Fellowship (JDJF) is a joint program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and RFE/RL, funded by the Ministry. Launched in 2014, it is inspired by Jiri Dienstbier Sr.’s contributions to the fields of journalism, foreign policy, and human rights, and intended to further RFE/RL’s legacy of promoting more just and open societies through journalism. More information about the Jiri Dienstbier Journalism Fellowship is available here.
- Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs cites the Jiri Dienstbier Journalism Fellowship in its 2017 Statement on the Occasion of World Press Freedom Day
2016 - 2017 Fellows
About Jiří Diensbier
Fellowship Projects 2016 - 2017
Lidija Pisker (Bosnia and Herzegovina) compares the situation of Roma in the Czech Republic and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In her article, she focuses on the question of discrimination in education systems within both countries. She writes about the consequences of segregation, the struggle for social inclusion, and the isolation of Roma kids.
- Written article (in Bosnian)
Mirkica Popovikj (Macedonia) examines the issue of youth unemployment in Macedonia. Tackling the question of why youth unemployment in Macedonia is so high, she compares the living standards of young people in Macedonia and the Czech Republic, as well as the possibilities for them to become financially independent after graduation.
- Social video (in Macedonian)
- TV show – Reportage (in Macedonian)
- Written article (in Macedonian)
- Radio show (in Macedonian)