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  28 January 2009
Arab Journalists Invited to Apply for International Fellowship

Mid-career journalists are invited to apply for a fellowship at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. The length of a fellowship varies from three to nine months, and its purpose is to allow journalists to tackle subjects in greater depth than is possible under deadline pressure. Deadline for applications is 11 February 2009.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellowship Programme offers fully funded fellowships to well established mid-career journalists from throughout the world. Applicants must have a minimum of five years experience in any branch of journalism and demonstrate sufficient proficiency in English to be able to participate fully in the life of the programme and write a research paper in English of publishable quality.

Priority will be given to journalists proposing research projects within the areas of focus of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Details of these can be found here.

Other areas of research can be considered providing these are clearly related to the professional work of applicants and will lead to greater excellence in journalism.

Other Fellowships are available specifically for journalists from different countries of regions. The Mona Megalli Fellowship is open to a practicing mid-career journalist from the Middle East region interested in researching and publishing material about professional standards and journalistic ethics in the region, how these impact on the practice of journalism there, and also what changes are needed or could be contemplated to improve the practice of journalism in the region.

The Fellowship is in memory of Mona Megalli, a distinguished Egyptian-American Reuters journalist who died in 2007 after a long illness. Having worked for large parts of her career as a journalist in the Middle East, Mona made a bequest to fund activities and initiatives designed to enhance the professional ethics of journalism in the region. This new Fellowship is one of those initiatives. 

To learn more about the Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellowship Programme, click here.