Thursday, March 01, 2012

@IWMF International Women’s Media Foundation Seeks Applications for 2012-2013 Elizabeth Neuffer

WASHINGTON – The International Women’s Media Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, named for the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and Boston Globe correspondent who was killed in Iraq in May 2003. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2012, and the fellowship will run from September 2012 – March 2013.

This fellowship, 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 outstanding woman journalist will be selected to spend seven months in a tailored program with access to MIT’s Center for International Studies, as well as media outlets including the Boston Globe and The New York Times. The flexible structure of the program provides the fellow with opportunities to pursue academic research and hone her reporting skills covering topics related to human rights.

2011-2012 Neuffer Fellow, Jackee Batanda of Uganda, describes the fellowship as a “once in a lifetime opportunity.  It has opened my voice to new audiences through writing op-eds in the Boston Globe, GlobalPost, Transitions/Foreign Policy Magazine blog, Latitude News and The New York Times.  I recommend the IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship to women journalists around the world for the exposure it creates.  It will make you a stronger and grounded journalist.”     

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. 
Click here to learn more and apply.

Founded in 1990, the International Women’s Media Foundation works to strengthen the role of women in the news media worldwide. The IWMF network includes women and men in the media in more than 130 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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