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The application period for the 2015-2016 Jiri Dienstbier Journalism Fellowship is now closed.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to help aspiring journalists from the Western Balkans region pursue their profession in support of pluralism. It is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and RFE/RL that is inspired by Dienstbier’s contributions to the fields of journalism, foreign policy, and human rights, and intended to further RFE/RL’s legacy of promoting more just and open societies through journalism.

Selected Fellows shall be placed with the Balkans service at RFE/RL’s headquarters in Prague, where they will receive on-the-job training and mentoring while working alongside RFE/RL’s seasoned professionals. The program will help prepare Fellows as standard-bearers of their profession and leaders in their community, on-line, on air, and in the world.

Download an application for the Jiri Dienstbier Journalism Fellowship here