Daniel Pearl Foundation opens application for fellowship

Daniel PearlTo foster continuing ties between free press institutions and journalists in the United States and their counterparts in other countries, the Daniel Pearl Foundation has announced that interested and qualified journalists can apply to be picked as a Daniel Pearl Fellow.

The criteria according to the foundation are: journalists who are citizens of Muslim-majority countries; Current full-time employment as a journalist for the news or editorial departments of independent newspapers, magazines, wire services, or online publications of general public interest; At least three years of full-time professional experience as a journalist; Early to mid-career status and between 25 and 35 years old; A demonstrated personal commitment to a career in journalism; Ability and desire to share what is learned on the fellowship with other journalists at home; Endorsement from the management of the home news organization and An excellent command of both written and spoken English as all activities are conducted in English.

The fellowship covers all costs of program-related international and domestic U.S. travel, health insurance and provides a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses.

It is highly recommended that fellows bring additional money with them. While family members may visit, they cannot accompany the fellow for the duration of the fellowship.

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