Friday, September 01, 2006

11th National Media Fellowship Programme,
2005-06Giving Voice to the Unheard
(For Print and Photo Journalists)

National Foundation for India has a Media Fellowship Programme for young, mid-career journalists. The fellowships would allow them to take time off from their routine beats to research and publish articles/photo essays on issues concerning the less privileged, that need to be high on the national agenda, but do not find mention there for a variety of reasons.The fellowships support pursuit of in-depth, creative field research on these concerns and writing about them with adequate evidence - qualitative and quantitative - to impact the public policy and the domain of social consciousness. Six fellowships will be awarded this year to print journalists, which include three fellowships supported by Sir Ratan Tata Trust. One fellowship will be awarded to a photo journalist. An additional fellowship supported by German Agro Action to a journalist in Jharkhand to research and publish articles on Role/Participation of Civil Society Organizations in Local Governance has been introduced this year.At the end of the fellowships period, the photo journalist will be expected to mount an exhibition of her/his works.In the past ten years, sixty-two media persons from across the country have availed of these fellowships. Journalists from small and regional language publications are encouraged to apply. Women journalists are particularly welcome. Applicants must have demonstrated commitment to the development concerns of the less privileged in society.

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