[FoME] grants to advance journalism excellence and free expression worldwide

Sofie Jannusch sofie.jannusch at CAMECO.ORG
Mo Nov 19 10:43:44 CET 2007

ICFJ’s Knight International Journalism Fellowships Program 
receives grants from Knight and Gates foundations 
to advance journalism excellence and free expression worldwideGates
Foundation to Sponsor Health Journalism Fellows in AfricaWashington *
The best defense of press freedom is journalism that improves the lives
of citizens. The Knight International Journalism Fellowships program,
administered by the International Center for Journalists, does just
that. For more than 14 years, the program has helped 30,000 journalists
and media managers make a difference around the world.In the past year,
the Fellowships have been redesigned to have maximum impact. Fellows are
now responsible for driving high-impact projects in countries where
there are great opportunities for change. On Nov. 13, the John S. and
James L. Knight Foundation announced a three-year, $3.8 million grant to
continue these innovative Fellowships. In addition, the program is
launching new health journalism Fellowships to develop a cadre of
journalists who can provide insightful coverage of important health
issues, including HIV/AIDS. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has
provided a three-year, $1.7 million grant to support health Fellowships
for journalists in sub-Saharan Africa. “These Fellowships are so vital
because they will not only generate better information, but in many
cases they will help save lives,” ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan said.  

Fellowships now last a year and they are open to the most qualified
candidates from around the world. Fluency in the local language is
required. The program also dispatches short-term Fellows who can respond
rapidly to calls for assistance.  Regional advisory committees comprised
of international experts help identify the best projects and Fellows.The
International Center for Journalists, a nonprofit, professional
organization, promotes quality journalism worldwide in the belief that
independent, vigorous media are crucial in improving the human
condition. Aiming to raise the standards of journalism, ICFJ offers
hands-on training workshops, seminars, fellowships and international
exchanges to journalists and media managers around the globe. For more
information, visit www.icfj.org.The John S. and James L. Knight
Foundation promotes journalism excellence worldwide and invests in the
vitality of the U.S. communities where the Knight brothers owned
newspapers. Since 1950, the foundation has granted more than $300
million to advance journalism quality and freedom of expression. Knight
Foundation supports ideas and projects that create transformational
change. For more information visit: www.knightfdn.org.1616 H Street NW,
Third Floor
Washington, DC 20006, USA T +1.202.737.3700 F +1.202.737.0530
editor at icfj.org, www.icfj.orgAdvancing Quality Journalism Worldwide
A. Sofie Jannusch
Catholic Media Council
P.O.Box 10 21 04
52021 Aachen
Fon: **49-241-70 13 12 12
skype: sofie.jannusch
Fax:  **49-241-70 13 12 33
Email: sofie.jannusch at cameco.org 
Internet: http://www.cameco.org
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