Deadline: 01 November 2010
Open to: Central and Eastern European journalists
Fellowship: €1100 (monthly)
Central and Eastern European journalists
In cooperation with the Berliner Journalisten-Schule, the Robert Bosch Stiftung organizes a three-month fellowship program for Central and Eastern European journalists (from Aserbaidschan, Armenia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Ukraine, Hungary).
– one-month stay in spring at the Berliner Journalisten-Schule to acquire knowledge about Germany, bilateral relations and the European Union
– two-month internship in the editorial department of a renowned publisher, radio or television station, depending on the fellow’s interests and qualifications.
The journalists familiarize themselves with the working methods of their German colleagues and produce reports for their respective host and home editorial departments. Meetings and interviews with representatives from politics and social affairs are also scheduled during their stay in the German capital.
Mentors from the host editorial department provide participants with personal assistance and support them in producing reports for the host and home editorial departments. The fellows receive a monthly stipend of 1,100 euros and assistance in finding accommodation.
By the same token, German journalists can spend three months working in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, or Slovenia. Before starting out on the program, fellows attend an introductory seminar in Berlin which provides information about current political, economic and cultural issues as well as the media landscape in their host country.
– three months working in the print, radio, or television media in their host country learning about daily work routines there and producing reports for the host editorial department. The journalists should not lose contact with their home editorial department during their stay abroad. Rather, they receive support in their role as “temporary foreign correspondents”. In the host country, participating journalists are supported by a colleague who has already been a Robert Bosch Stiftung fellow and worked in a German editorial department.
The experiences and contacts gained during the program are to help participants report about the host country and current developments in the new European Union member states competently.