Paksitan Press Foundtion


1616 H Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-737-4414 – Fax: 202-737-4416
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Dear Sir or Madam:

From now until September 1, 2006, the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships (AFPF) is accepting applications from print journalists for our 2007 program. Successful candidates will report for American news organizations from March-August, 2007. Since 1984, AFPF has provided training opportunities to approximately ten journalists annually. It is hoped that through such training, Fellows will learn practices, standards and values of U.S. journalism which they can adapt, share and apply in their own countries.

In addition to our general fellowships, AFPF offers specialized fellowships by topic and region, including business, education, health, investigations, religion, as well as the Daniel Pearl Fellowships which are offered to journalists who come from areas that Daniel Pearl covered as a journalist — South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Those receiving specialized fellowships partake in activities related to their interests. For the Daniel Pearl Fellowships, those activities are in line with the mission of the Daniel Pearl Foundation – to encourage dialogue among people of different cultures, reduce cultural and religious hatred and create a platform for responsible and creative journalism.

Applicants for all fellowships must meet the following minimum criteria:

 Current full-time employment as a journalist for the news or editorial department of independent newspapers, wire services, online publications, or magazines of general public interest in a developing country;
 At least three years of professional experience as a journalist in the print or online media;
 Citizenship of a developing country;
 Early to mid-career status and between 25 and 35 years old;
 A demonstrated personal commitment to a career in journalism in a developing country;
 Ability and desire to share what is learned on the fellowship with journalists at home;
 Endorsement from the management of the home publication;
 An excellent command of written and spoken English.

Attached to this email is an application for the 2007 program. Please share with mid-career journalists who you feel are appropriate for this program. Please make photocopies as needed or visit our website for downloadable application materials: Thank you for your time and assistance.


Kimi Wetterauer
Program Coordinator
Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships
1616 H Street, NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-737-4414
Fax: 202-737-4416
Source: Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships