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Saturday, October 02, 2010
Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships
Wadau, mwaka 1991 nilikuwa Alfred Friendly Press Fellow. Nilifanya kazi kwenye gazeti, The Oregonian huko Portland, Oregon. Katika kundi letu mimi nilikuwa wa kwanza kuandika habari kwenye gazeti tena siku ya kwanza kazini na pia niliandika story nyingi kuliko wenzangu wote.
INCLUDING THE DANIEL PEARL FELLOWSHIPS Since 2007, AFPF has had a partnership with Nation Media Group of East Africa. In the first three years (2007-09), The Kansas City Star hosted Nation Media Group (NMG) journalists in their newsroom for five months of on-the-job training and sent their journalists to Kenya, Tanzania and/or Uganda to provide one month of training and direct newsroom mentoring to Nation Media Group employees. This year, the Missouri School of Journalism and its newspaper the Missourian, will host NMG’s reporter exposing him to innovations in journalism.
The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships (AFPF), an American non-profit, non-governmental organization, is a cultural and professional exchange program for journalists. Through AFPF, journalists and their readers gain a broader view of the world and journalism thereby creating mutual understanding and peaceful relations between Americans and people of other nations. Fellows return home with new journalistic skills and knowledge, and a desire to advance a free, responsible press in their own countries–without which democracy does not exist. Read more about this at: www.pressfellowships.org
Current full-time employment as a journalist for the news or editorial departments of independent newspapers, wire services, online publications, or magazines of general public interest in a developing country or an emerging market;
At least three years of full-time professional experience as a journalist in the print/online media;
Citizenship of a developing country or an emerging market;
Early to mid-career status and between 25 and 35 years old;
A demonstrated personal commitment to a career in journalism in a developing country or an emerging market;
Ability and desire to share what is learned on the fellowship with other journalists at home;
Endorsement from the management of the home publication;
An excellent command of both written and spoken English as all activities are conducted in English.
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