10 December 2019

Deadline: December 31st. ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence Programme in Leipzig (Germany) provides a safe haven for media professionals from Turkey and Eurasia who need to take a break away from a hostile working environment. For a period of up to six months between February and September 2020 the programme provides temporary shelter, an opportunity to rest and recover, and if the fellow wishes, to continue one’s work

For journalists under threat coming from Turkey, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia there is the possibility to get shelter for a limited period of time. The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) offers practical solidarity through its Journalists-in-Residence programme which will include up to three more media professionals.

This invitation is for media professionals holding a valid passport and who are currently based in Turkey, and in the European Part of Eurasia. Timeslots are available for stays of up to six months, during the period from February to September 2020.
Participants are provided with a rent-free, furnished apartment in Leipzig, Germany, a monthly allowance of 1,000 euros, and free health insurance. ECPMF also covers travel costs to and from Leipzig as well as visa fees.

The selected journalists are offered access to the Centre’s wide-ranging network of contacts as well as optional training sessions in useful skills such as secure digital communication and data safety.

How to apply .

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