Program posted by: Open Hands Initiative
Posted on: March 5, 2013
Open Hands Initiative, The GroundTruth Project, and GlobalPost "Special Reports" announce a reporting fellowship for 20 top, young journalists
As Myanmar implements democratic reforms and begins to encourage a free press, the country finds itself in a moment of historic change. As part of the still unfolding story of Myanmar, Open Hands Initiative and The GroundTruth Project are pleased to announce an all-expenses-paid reporting fellowship in Burma for 20 top, young correspondents—10 from America and 10 from Burma. The exchange is not only about providing critical media skills to young media professionals in both countries, but also about building enduring bridges betweenthe United StatesandMyanmar.
During the 20-day exchange program, the reporting fellows will fan out in five groups led by veteran correspondents, photographers and videographers, including GlobalPost cofounder and Executive Editor Charles Sennottand VII Photo Agency co-founder Gary Knight. The young reporters will look for the important stories to tell and interesting people to profile as the country makes a dramatic transition to democracy.
The work produced by the team will be published as a GlobalPost Special Report, and will be further distributed through local publishing partners.
For more information, please visit www.openhandsinitiative.org.
For those interested in applying for this reporting fellowship, please send a CV, at least three examples of your work and a letter explaining why you feel uniquely qualified to take part in this fellowship and what you hope to accomplish if your application is successful. Please address the letters to GlobalPost co-founder and Executive Editor Charles M. Sennott .
Deadline for applications is April 2 and the list of fellows will be notified on April 15. Please send applications firstname.lastname@example.org.