Rest and Refuge Scholarship is a project run by Reporters Without Borders Germany and taz Panter Foundation, a non-profit organization linked to „die tageszeitung“ (taz), a daily newspaper from Berlin.
We invite three journalists from countries in crisis or war to stay in Berlin. We offer them a time of refuge and rest for three months.
+ Journalists who need a time out from their difficult working conditions. This might be the case after covering stories in an oppressive environment or after covering stories in war or unrest.
+ Journalists who feel the need to lie low awhile and get out of the view of state security because of their journalistic work.
We offer travel expenses, a decent apartment, a monthly stipend of €1000 and free transportation in Berlin for three months. Participants may completely withdraw from public life, use the time for writing and taking walks through town, or they may want to explore political and cultural life in Berlin. We will help the participants with everything.
Participants have to be able to communicate in basic English or in German. Participants should have a relevant working-experience as journalists. They must have the firm intention to return to their country after three months.
Because of the Corona-Pandemic we are unfortunately not able to determine the precise travel-data (arrival and departure) in 2021. The participants should have in mind that time-changes can´t be excluded. Furthermore, all participants are obliged to follow the Corona-rules in Berlin and elsewhere.
The deadline for applications is November 6th 2020. Find all the details on reporter-ohne-grenzen.de.