Wednesday, July 04, 2007

In case you might be interested...

Dear Sir or Madam:

>From now until August 15, 2007, the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships (AFPF)
is accepting applications from print journalists for our 2008 program.
Successful candidates will report for American news organizations from
March-August, 2008. Since 1984, AFPF has provided training opportunities to
approximately ten journalists annually. It is hoped that through such
training, Fellows will learn practices, standards and values of U.S.
journalism which they can adapt, share and apply in their own countries.

In addition to our general fellowships, AFPF offers specialized fellowships
by topic and region, including business, education, health, investigations,
religion, as well as the Daniel Pearl Fellowships which are offered to
journalists who come from areas that Daniel Pearl covered as a journalist -
South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Those receiving specialized
fellowships partake in activities related to their interests. For the Daniel
Pearl Fellowships, those activities are in line with the mission of the
Daniel Pearl Foundation - to encourage dialogue among people of different
cultures, reduce cultural and religious hatred and create a platform for
responsible and creative journalism.

Applicants for all fellowships must meet the following minimum criteria:

* Current full-time employment as a journalist for the news or editorial
department of independent newspapers, wire services, online publications, or
magazines of general public interest in a developing country;

* At least three years of professional experience as a journalist in the
print or online media;

* Citizenship of a developing country;

* Early to mid-career status and between 25 and 35 years old;

* A demonstrated personal commitment to a career in journalism in a
developing country;

* Ability and desire to share what is learned on the fellowship with
journalists at home;

* Endorsement from the management of the home publication;

* An excellent command of written and spoken English.

Attached to this email is an application for the 2008 program. Please share
with mid-career journalists who you feel are appropriate for this program.
Please make photocopies as needed or visit our website for downloadable
application materials: Thank you for your
time and assistance.


Susan Albrecht

Executive Director
Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships
1100 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1310
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-429-3740
Fax: 202-466-4344

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