Samstag, 21.09.2019 04:50 Uhr

Dutch-German exchange program for journalists

Verantwortlicher Autor: Jochen Raffelberg Amsterdam, 09.09.2019, 18:42 Uhr
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Amsterdam [ENA] A dozen journalists from Germany and the Netherlands can apply for a fellowship program that will send them to work for six to eight weeks in Dutch or German newsrooms of their choice while also researching stories for their home organization. Organizers will furnish the selected six German and six Dutch candidates with stipends of EUR3.500. Deadline for submissions is 30 September.

According to the Internationale Journalisten-Programme (IJP) in Berlin, organizing the journalists' bursary, reporters from both countries aged 25 to 38 and proficient in German or English may hand in applications for this fellowship, which will begin late February 2020, followed by an introductory seminar in Den Haag, Netherlands. Fellows will work as correspondents in each other's countries between March 16 and May 5th, 2020. The funds provided are expected to cover airfares, transportation, accommodation and meals. The program was founded in 1994. By being fully integrated into the day to day journalistic practice, candidates gain an insight into politics, the economy, culture as well as the social fabric of the host country.

For a joint preparation of the visit, all delegates meet for a four-day seminar in the Netherlands where they can gather in-depth knowledge about the media market as well as the political landscape of their neighboring country. During the first week of the program those delegates who need more in-depth language training take part in an IJP sponsored intensive language course. During the joint final meeting in Berlin delegates receive the opportunity to exchange their experiences and make new contacts with their colleagues. Dutch and German Journalists who regularly contribute as freelance journalists or writers to German or Dutch media can apply.

Partner media in the Netherlands have included De Volkskrant, NRC Handelsblad, Trouw, Utrechts Nieuwsblad, De Gelderlander, Haagsche Courant, NOS, and Nieuwsblad van het Noorden while German partners comprise Aachener Nachrichten, Augsburger Allgemeine, Berliner Zeitung, DeutschlandRadio, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, mdr, Rheinische Post, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Der Tagesspiegel, die tageszeitung, WDR, Die Welt and ZDF. Main sponsors of the program are the foreign ministries of Germany and Holland.

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