Do you speak English?
Each year, there are hundreds of opportunities for journalists around the world – to attend conferences and trainings, apply for fellowships, and submit works to contests. These opportunities give journalists a professional edge that brings them raises back home or job opportunities abroad. However, there is often one small catch when reading the fine print: English proficiency required.
Have you faced language barriers as a journalist? Do you feel it is necessary to speak English in order to advance professionally in your country?
Please identify your country if possible. Thank you.