Bursary covers safety training [Worldwide]

Posted on May 19, 2020 in Journalist Safety

Independent journalists and documentary filmmakers who focus on human rights abuses can apply for funding.

The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma is selecting candidates for the Portenier Human Rights Bursary, sponsored by filmmaker Giselle Portenier.

The award is open to freelancers worldwide, experienced or novice. Applicants must demonstrate a clear interest or track record in casting light on human rights abuses and an upcoming assignment or project with such a human rights focus. 

The winner will receive up to CAD3,000 (US$2,157) for hazardous environment training offered by the following approved course providers: AKEBlue Mountain GroupDart Center at Columbia Journalism School1st Options SecurityGlobal Journalist SecurityPilgrims GroupRemote Trauma or Tundra Group

The deadline has been postponed.

Note: Applications are on hold because of the pandemic. When the new deadline is announced, we will update this post.