We work with Internews which empowers people worldwide with the trustworthy, high-quality news and information they need to make informed decisions, participate in their communities, and hold power to account. Their potential needs to be realized in a digitally connected world: a world in which evidence-based information advances human progress, enables broad opportunity and accountability, and fuels vibrant civic debate.
As such, we are proud to announce the launch of the Journalist Security Fellowship! The part-time program aims to upskill a cohort of 30 individuals in Central Europe interested in working with journalists and small media outlets to improve their digital security!
If you’re interested in journalists’ digital security and come from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, or Slovenia, then this is the ideal program for you! We plan to recruit around thirty Fellows in the first part of the project. Fellows do not need to be experts in digital security or journalism but should have an interest in both. We are particularly interested in recruiting underrepresented communities (such as applicants who identify as women, as LGBTQI+, or as members of ethnic minorities)!
During the 1+ year-long fellowship, you’ll receive constant mentoring, support, and training materials from us. We will cover basic and advanced digital security, the risks regional media outlets might be facing, and much more! You’ll also be invited to two workshops — one to map Central European journalists’ security needs and one on digital security concepts. Following those two workshops, you’ll receive a stipend to organize digital security trainings and knowledge sharing sessions in your region.
We will also connect all our fellows with regional and international digital security, media, and digital freedom networks. Select fellows will get the chance to participate in the internet freedom community’s biggest conferences, such as RightsCon or the Internet Freedom Festival! Finally, we also have limited spots for some fellows to test out cutting-edge digital training techniques, including virtual reality and scenario-based teaching.
All you need to do to apply is fill out this form before April 30, 2021.
We look forward to hearing from you!