Reporters Without Borders Berlin Scholarship Programme for Bloggers, Professional and Citizen Journalists (Fully-funded to Berlin, Germany) 2018


Reporters Without Borders Germany invites journalists to come to Berlin for three to four months. During this time, they will be able to complete a comprehensive training program on digital security issues relevant to their work.

Application Deadline: 9th August 2018

Eligible Countries: See Eligibility below

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To Be Taken At (Country): Berlin, Germany

About the Award: In a journalistic work, the aim of the study is to provide students with a practical knowledge of how to protect themselves against digital threats. In addition, they want to receive training on how to teach others in their home region about digital security issues.

Four scholarships will be awarded for the period from 1.10.2018 to 31.12.2018.In 2019, three further rounds of four scholarships will be awarded in separate calls for applications.

Type: Short course

Eligibility: Professional journalists, bloggers and citizen journalists who

  • are exposed to digital threats due to their work in their home regions,
  • want to learn and work extensively with digital security
  • in their own home regions and, ideally, already have some experience in teaching (including in other areas).

Selection Criteria: Scholarship holders want to have good command of English, as the working language of the scholarship program wants to be English. They should also have adequate experience working as a journalist. In addition, applicants have every intention of returning to their home region after three to four months of residence in Germany.

Number of Awards: 4

Value of Award: We cover the travel costs, take care of all visa-related matters, provide a pleasant apartment in Berlin for the duration of the scholarship, pocket money of around € 1000 per month, free use of public transportation in Berlin and a fully equipped computer, in a field of digital security and didactics. Furthermore, during their stay in Berlin scholarship holders will be given insights into the activities of a globally active journalist and human rights organization.

Duration of Programme: 1st October – 31st December 2018.

How to Apply: Please send a completed and signed application form (see in Programme Webpage), the completed questionnaire, your CV and your identity documents (scanned copies) to separate PDF documents as email attachments (in total 4 PDFs) by email to  (  ). If you are using Proton Mail, please send your application to  .

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Award Provider: RSF



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