Application invited for MSF Media Fellowship 2020

Closing date-12th January 2020
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters and exclusion from healthcare in more than 70 countries.

About the fellowship
The MSF fellowship aims at building/strengthening rapport with the media community in India, by providing access to MSF fieldwork, advocacy and research to encourage in-depth, insightful reporting on medical humanitarian and issues of public health concern for MSF. This year the media fellowship will focus on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.

  • Professional journalists, including freelancers, photojournalists working in print, television or online media in India.
1-Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of four years of professional experience in writing on health, development,  public policy and/or related issues.
2-Journalists working for English and/or national language publication in India are eligible to apply to the MSF Media Fellowship.

How to apply
1-Resume not more than 2 pages
2-A proposal demonstrating initial research and story angles outlining their possible focus area (700-word proposal)
3-Letter of recommendation from professional referee (other than editor) detailing the applicant’s journalistic abilities and aptitude for the fellowship.
4-Two samples of previously published work. If the work is in regional language, please provide English translation.
5-Applicants must provide a ‘letter of support’ from the editor of their current employer/editor assuring Fellows time/leave for 4 weeks and agreeing to publish the articles written by the Fellows in their publication.
6- Freelancers must also provide a supporting letter from the editor of a publication agreeing to use the articles 
7-Statement of purpose explaining the motivation for writing on this topic.
Why do you want to do the MSF Fellowship and how do you see it benefiting your career?” (500 words)

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