Newsletter No 29 29 May 2006
Five Fellowships for Young Arab Journalists in Germany

The International Journalists Program (IJP) is offering five fellowships to young journalists from the Middle East to spend a two-month period in a German media outlet starting on 28 October.

The program aims at giving participants a personal insight into mentality, culture and politics in Germany and the European Union. The program ensures contact with journalists in the region.

Candidates should be a regular employee, trainee or journalist for a media outlet between 21 and 37 years old and with high skills of English. Candidates from Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories gill be given priority.

Fellows will chose the branch of the media they wish to develop the fellowship in, while the specific media outlet will be decided by the organizers in consultation with the fellows.

Selected candidates will receive a 4,000 euro stipend to cover travel, housing and meals.

Applications must be sent before 1 June and should include a detailed curriculum vitae, passport photo, and a journalistic appraisal written by the head of department or editor-in-chief, who should support the application, guarantee temporary leave of absence for the duration of the fellowship, and serve as evidence of journalistic activity. Samples of work may be enclosed. Visa arrangements will be made with the help of the organizers.

Applications must be sent to Middle East-Fellowships - IJP e.V. Postfach 1565. 61455 Koenigstein/Ts. Germany

For further information contact Frank-Dieter Freiling at Telephone: +49 61 74 41 23. You can also visit: