May 5, 2009

OPPORTUNITIES: Fellowships focused on children’s issues available for journalists

Journalists from Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, the Caribbean countries, and the Indian region of Orissa are invited to apply for the 2009 Oscar van Leer Fellowships, a four-week, expenses-paid training in journalism and childhood development as well as children's rights, in the Netherlands. Deadline: August 18.

The fellowship is intended for ambitious young journalists with an interest in children's issues. Applicants do not need to be experts in children's issues, but should be interested in learning more about the issues faced by disadvantaged young children, and the ways in which media coverage can raise awareness and shape opinions of them.

Applicants must be connected to a reputable media outlet, either as an employee or as a frequently published freelance contributor, and must intend to continue to pursue a career in the media. The fellowship is open to journalists in all forms of media, including print, radio, television and web.

To be considered for the fellowship, journalists need to submit the application form, and a CV, letter of motivation and work sample to

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