[16days_discussion] Fwd: Ruth First Fellowship

Sara Nordstrom snordsy at rci.rutgers.edu
Thu Jun 1 12:23:09 EDT 2006


Dear friends,

Below, a message on the Ruth First fellowship available to a 
journalist/writer/researcher in South Africa.  Note that this year's theme 
is gender-based violence.  More details are available at www.journalism.co.za.

Peace,
Sara

Sara Nordstrom
Coordinator, 16 Days of Activism
Against Gender Violence

Center for Women's Global Leadership
160 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 932-8782
Fax: (732) 932-1180
Web: http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/
Email: cwgl at igc.org



> > -----
> > Ruth First Fellowship
> >
> > Ruth First was a journalist, activist and intellectual killed by the
> > apartheid government while in exile. To commemorate her contribution to
> > critical, independent, socially-engaged writing, the Wits University
> > Journalism Programme, in conjunction with the Ruth First Trust and
> > supported by the Heinrich Boll Foundation, has established a 3-6 month
> > fellowship.
> >
> > The fellowship is intended to allow a journalist/writer/researcher the
> > space to pursue an in-depth project to be published in any medium. It
> > should be ground-breaking and in keeping with the tradition of Ruth
> > First. For 2006, the Fellowship will focus on the issue of gender-based
> > violence.
> >
> > Fellows will receive a monthly stipend and research costs. They will be
> > expected to present their work at a public event within six months of
> > acceptance of the proposal and to submit it for publication/broadcast
> > through an appropriate outlet. The fellow will be based at the
> > Investigative Journalism Workshop at the University of the
> > Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
> >
> > Applicants should submit their CV and a project proposal (of no more
> > than two pages) by June 9 to the Ruth First Committee, preferably by
> > email at anton at harber.co.za, alternatively at fax 011-7174081 or
> > delivered to Journalism Programme, PBag 3, Wits 2050.
> > Further details can be found on our Website at www.journalism.co.za
> > <http://www.journalism.co.za/>



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