Deadline: October 30, 2020

Applications are invited for the Reporters Without Borders Temporary Reception Program 2020 for Journalists from Latin America. The program is aimed at journalists who face censorship problems or threats directly related to the exercise of their profession.

Protecting journalists is an essential task for Reporters Without Borders and in Latin America violence against journalists is one of the main threats to press freedom. In response to this serious situation and in compliance with their mission, the host program offers a stay in the Community of Madrid with accommodation and meals included.

The objective of this period is to offer a rest break to journalists living in a tense professional situation, as well as the opportunity to upgrade professionally by attending courses in Spain. Journalists will also have the opportunity, if they so wish, to share their experience with journalism students and journalists from the main Spanish media. Likewise, and always with the prior consent of the journalists, they may grant interviews to report their professional situation and that of the journalistic union in their countries of origin. In this edition of the program, RSF-Spain and the Madrid City Council will host four journalists from different Latin American countries.

Benefits

  • PCR tests before and after the stay in Spain.
  • Flights to and fro for journalists.
  • Accommodation for three months in the Community of Madrid.
  • Maintenance.
  • Public transportation expenses.
  • Health insurance.
  • Course enrollment.

Eligibility

Applicants must

  • Be an active professional journalist.
  • Practice their profession in any country in Latin America.
  • Be or have been a victim of censorship, threats and/or attacks as a result of their informative work.
  • Have availability to stay three months in Spain.

Application

Those interested should attach the following documents in PDF format to the email [email protected]:

  • Valid passport.
  • Copies of at least three recent publications of your work.
  • Any complaint or publication that proves the acts of intimidation.
  • Completed questionnaire (download here).
  • A recent passport-size photograph.

For more information, visit Reporters Without Borders.

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