International Women’s Media Foundation fellowship accepting applications

Posted: April 27, 2011 in News and Views

Applications are being accepted for a journalism fellowship focused human rights and social justice.

The International Women’s Media Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2011-12 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, named for the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and The Boston Globe correspondent who was killed in Iraq in May 2003.

The fellowship will run from September 2011 to March 2012.  The application deadline is May 27, 2011. This program, created with Neuffer’s family and friends, aims to perpetuate her memory and advance her life mission of promoting international understanding of human rights and social justice while creating an opportunity for women journalists to build their skills.
One woman journalist will be selected to spend an academic year in a tailored program with access to Boston-area universities as well as The Boston Globe and The New York Times. The flexible structure of the program will provide the fellow with opportunities to pursue academic research and hone her reporting skills covering topics related to human rights.

The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is open to women journalists whose focus is human rights and social justice. Applicants must be dedicated to a career in journalism in print, broadcast or online media and show a strong commitment to sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues upon the completion of the fellowship. Excellent written and spoken English skills are required. A stipend will be provided, and expenses, including airfare and housing, will be covered.

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  1. SOHNI SHAMS says:

    Honourable,Mr. Muhammad Asif Ali Zardari Sb,President of PakistanPresident House, Islamabad. Subject: APPEAL – FAMILY OF ARMY PERSON Most Honourable Sir, Most respectfully it is stated that I, Mst Sohni Bibi, Wife Army Number. 2393218 Naik/Clerk Shamas Ud Din, resident of House No. 766, Al-Quresh Housing Scheme Phase-II Sher Shah Road Multan, who have been serving in Pak Army for 14 years. On 20 October 2005 being innocent he had been dismissed from service by Commandant Punjab Regiment Centre Mardan. Honourable Sir, We have forwarded many applications explanation/ clarifications to our honourable higher authorities vide which it was undertaken/requested that he had not been involved in fraudulent case, neither any amount penalized by the Accountability Court nor any amount has been recovered from him. GHQ AG’s Branch has acknowledged all our correspondence vide their letter No. 4603/26/PRCPPA-5 dated 18 September 2007 directing us that no more applications in future be submitted to GHQ. All above is so much strange/surprised and astonished for us and also unable to understand that Why we have been restricted to cry for Justice and for our rights?. We have disappointed badly, and our worst circumstances have constrained me to knock at your door for justice. Honourable Sir, Inspite of providing all proofs/evidences/documentary support for innocence of my husband, no justice have been provided to us so far and no one looked into the very simple matter/case of innocence sympathetically/carefully keeping in view of difficulties to our family members/kids of army personal in respect of living hoods. Honourable Sir, We are a very poor family. Our old parents and younger kids are dependents upon my husband and after “Allah” our living hoods dependents upon his job. My husband had completed 14 years service in Pak Army and during his entire service his conduct sheet is neat and clean and had not been involved in any case or misconduct. Honourable Sir, We have perusing the case since last six years. After Allah, we hope that your good honour being CUSTODIAN of the ARMY and have a great mandate from the Nation to solve problems and grant relief to each Pakistani, would be kind enough to look into the matter (Taking personal interest and entertaining a TESTING/CHALLENGING CASE), very sympathetically/carefully and RE-INSTATE him on his service as on humanitarian grounds in Pakistan Army. If he is given an opportunity to serve the Pak Army once again, he will take a batter care and look after of his all dependents in a good manner praying you and your family forever. The appellant prays for your long life and family.Thanks and regards and oblige.Respectfully Yours, Mst. Sohni Bibi, Wife of2393218 Naik/Clerk Shamas Ud Din,House # 766 Al-Quresh Housing Scheme Ph-II,Sher Shah Road, Multan. Pakistan.

  2. SOHNI SHAMS says:

    I think int media is not sencier to look my appeal forward earlier. Plz help us

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