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Offer: Fellowship Opportunity for Women Human Rights Journalists

March 12, 2013

IWMF Seeks Applications for its 2013/2014 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

Washington, DC – The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is now accepting applications for the 2013/2014 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, designed for a woman journalist working in print, broadcast or digital news media to spend seven months in a tailored program that combines access to MIT’s Center for International Studies and media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

Named for the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and The Boston Globe correspondent, Elizabeth Neuffer, who was killed in Iraq in May 2003, this fellowship is open to women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and social justice. Created with Elizabeth Neuffer’s family and friends, it 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.

“The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship has opened a whole new world of journalism for me, and in the least, it has made me a better journalist”, 2012/2013 Neuffer Fellow Priyanka Borpujari from India told the IWMF. “This fellowship provided me the much-needed time and space to reflect on my work, and learn from my peers. It also gave me the chance to write for and speak to different audiences about India's economic-humanitarian crisis", she added.

To apply, visit to start the online application process. Journalists working in the print, broadcast and Internet media, including freelancers, are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism.

Applications will be accepted until May 01, 2013, and the fellowship will run from September 2013 – March 2014.

For more information about this fellowship, go to, contact Ann Marie Valentine (202-496-1992, and follow @IWMF on Twitter.

Founded in 1990 by a group of prominent U.S. women journalists, the International Women's Media Foundation is a Washington-based organization that believes the news media world-wide are not truly free and representative without the equal voice of women. The IWMF celebrates the courage of women journalists who overcome threats and oppression to speak out on global issues. The IWMF's programs empower women journalists with the training, support and network to become leaders in the news industry.


mariadaniella91's picture

I regret my inexperience

I regret my inexperience.

I would have loved to join you but i'm not in that field though I believe the experience would have been useful in my field of study and career.


Ruth Bech's picture

Thank you!

An excellent opportunity, that I will apply for next year! This offer is now shared on my facebook pages and wall, thank you so much for sharing!

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