ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence Programme provides a safe haven for media professionals from Turkey, Central Eastern Europe or the European part of Eurasia who need to take a break away from a hostile working environment. For a period of up to six months between February 2020 and August 2020 the programme provides temporary shelter, an opportunity to rest and recover, and if the fellow wishes, to continue one’s work.) The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) offers practical solidarity to journalists resident in Turkey, Central Eastern Europe and European part of Eurasia. The Centre extends its Journalists-in-Residence programme to up to three more media professionals and is now accepting applications (Deadline: 31 December 2019).
This invitation is for media professionals holding a valid passport and who are currently based in Turkey, Central Eastern Europe or in the European Part of Eurasia. Timeslots are available for stays 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 stipend 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.