Rest and refugee scholarship is a new project run by Reporters without Borders Germany and taz-Panter-foundation, which is a non-profit organization linked to „die tageszeitung“ (taz), the daily newspaper in Berlin. We invite journalists from countries in crisis or war to stay in Berlin. We offer them a time of refuge and rest up to three months.
Who can apply? o Journalists who need a time out from their difficult working conditions. This might be the case after covering stories in an oppressive environment or after covering stories in war or unrest. o Journalists who feel the need to lie low awhile and get out of the view of state security because of their journalistic work. What we offer We offer travel expenses, a decent apartment, pocket money and free transportation in Berlin for up to three months. Participants may completely withdraw from public life, use the time for writing or thinking, or they may want to explore political life in Berlin. Off course we would be of help in that. Conditions Participants have to be able to communicate in basic English or in German. Participants should have a relevant working-experience as journalists. They must have the intention to return to their country after three months. How to apply Please send your application with a letter explaining your situation and your CV to: [email protected]