Robert Bosch Foundation introducing fellowship programme for journalists
Baku, May 21 (AZERTAC). A meeting with an employee of Berlin Journalists` School Clemens Schoell was held at the Azerbaijan Press Council. Azeri media experts, reporters and journalists attended the event.
The event featured presentation of “Media-mediator between nations” fellowship program implemented by a Robert Bosch Foundation in cooperation with Berlin Journalists` School.
The Robert Bosch Foundation (Robert Bosch Stiftung) is one of the major German Foundations associated with a private company and has managed the philanthropic bequest of company founder Robert Bosch for more than 40 years. Indeed it was his entrepreneurial vision, political farsightedness, moral fortitude and charitable initiatives that set the standards for the work of the Robert Bosch Foundation. The foundation promotes external projects and initiates its own projects for developing and running programs.
Chairman of the Azerbaijan Press Council Aflatun Amashov opened the event and described the importance of the project.
Addressing the meeting, Clemens Schoell said that “Media- mediator between nations” Fellowship Program for Journalists from Central and Eastern Europe offers workshops for professional journalists aged 25-35 and speaking German in Berlin.
The program includes a one-month stay in spring at the Berliner Journalisten-Schule (Berlin Journalists` School) to acquire knowledge about Germany, bilateral relations and the European Union, followed by a two-month internship in the editorial department of a renowned publisher, radio or television station, depending on the fellow's interests and qualifications.
The journalists will familiarize themselves with the working methods of their German colleagues and produce reports for their respective host and home editorial departments. Meetings and interviews with representatives from politics and social affairs are also scheduled during their stay in the German capital.
Mentors from the host editorial department provide participants with personal assistance and support them in producing reports for the host and home editorial departments. The fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 1,100 euros and assistance in finding accommodation.
The experiences and contacts gained during the program are to help participants report about the host country and current developments in the new European Union member states competently.
The deadline for applications for all fellowships in Germany and Central and Eastern Europe is November 1 every year.
The additional information about the programme can be found on http://www.berliner-journalisten-schule.de/ and www.medien-mittler.de