Fellowships on ‘open society’ available to South African journalists



South African journalists have until May 30 to apply for a three-month fellowship to investigate a topic that meets the overall objectives of The Open Society Foundation of South Africa (OSF-SA), which include democracy, a market economy, a strong civil society, respect for minorities and tolerance for divergent opinions.

The aim of the fellowship is to enable journalists to research and produce a series of reports that will provide in-depth analysis and insight into the following areas of South African society:

• Local Government
• Human Rights and Governance
• Criminal Justice, Crime Prevention and Safety
• Media Policy & Practice
• Economic Development and Justice

Interested candidates must have a minimum of three years newsroom experience, possess strong investigative and writing skills, display knowledge of their chosen topic and be able to adhere to deadlines.

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