Newsletter No 2 06 October 2005
Democracy Fellows Program in the USA Invites Journalists to Apply

Arab journalists are invited to apply for the 2006-2007 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program. The fellowship is open to activists, scholars and journalists who work on democracy promotion in emerging and aspiring democracies. The program enables participants to deepen their understanding of democracy and improves their abilities to promote democratic change.

The program, which can range from 3 to 10 months, provides fellows with a monthly stipend for living expenses, health insurance and reimbursement for travel to and from Washington D.C. They will also receive a fully equipped office and support services. Fellows must make at least one presentation of their work.

The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is underwritten and administrated by The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a Washington D.C-based private, nonprofit organization created in 1983 to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts. The Endowment is governed by an independent, nonpartisan board of directors. With its annual congressional appropriation, it makes hundreds of grants each year to support prodemocracy groups in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union.

Deadline: 1 November 2005

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