2017 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition open for applications

Applications opened this week for the 2017 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition. The winner of the bursary receives $3000 to attend hostile environment training offered by approved course providers. The competition is open to freelance journalists and independent documentary filmmakers whose work focuses on human rights abuses. The bursary is offered by the Canadian Journalism […]

2017 Forum Freelance Fund applications open

The Forum Freelance Fund provides bursaries for Canadian freelancers to attend dangerous environment training courses. Applications are now open for the 2017 bursary program. The fund provides bursaries of up to $2500 to Canadian freelancers. Foreign freelancers doing significant work for Canadian publications are also eligible to apply. The deadline for this annual bursary competition is April 15. Winners […]

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Portenier Human Rights bursary applications open

Applications for the Portenier Human Rights bursary are now open. The bursary provides $3000 worth of hostile environment training to a freelance journalist or independent documentary filmmaker whose work focuses on human rights abuses. This is only the second year for this new bursary, which is offered by the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma. […]

Forum Freelance Fund applications due April 30

Applications are open for the 2016 Forum Freelance Fund bursary, which provides funding for freelancers to attend dangerous environment training courses. The bursaries are worth $2500 each, and the rules and application process have been simplified this year. The deadline for this annual bursary competition is April 30th. More information and application requirements are available on the […]

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Forum Freelance Fund announces new bursary

The Forum Freelance Fund has added a new bursary this year. The fund, which awards bursaries to freelance journalists for hazardous environment safety training, has created the Portenier Human Rights Bursary, a bursary of up to $3000 for freelancers and independent documentary makers whose work focuses specifically on human rights abuses.  The Forum also provides a number of bursaries […]

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Forum Freelance Fund expands its bursary program

Media outlets are relying more heavily on freelancers to cover news breaking in hazardous environments these days. This means that increasing numbers of freelancers are on their own in conflict zones and other dangerous environments without the support of the organizations that publish and broadcast their work. In response to the growing number of freelancers […]

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Journalist bursaries and fellowships

Heads up, Story Board readers: a couple of opportunities for journalists have crossed my desk over the past couple of days. Applications for Forum Freelance Fund bursaries are due at the end of this week, August 31st. These bursaries of $2500 and $1000 help Canadian independent journalists attend hazardous environment training courses in the U.S. and Britain. […]

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