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WHO journalism fellowship in Cambodia

WHO journalism fellowship in Cambodia Posted on March 24, 2014Leave a comment

WHO Cambodia invites proposals from journalists from any Cambodian media outlet – print, radio, television, and online – to apply for an eight-month fellowship on road safety reporting. The objective of the fellowship is to support journalists willing to investigate and report on road safety as a public health concern. In Cambodia road traffic injuries and deaths are a fast-growing public health problem. Nearly 2,000 people are killed annually with over five people killed each day on average on the country’s roads. WHO with funding support from Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program has initiated journalism fellowships for reporters interested in road safety.

Terms of reference

Fellows will participate in a part time eight-month program of activities which will include:

– A series of seminars

– Two field trips within the country

– One field trip outside of Cambodia

– Meetings with experts on road safety

– One-on-one support from an international health correspondent

Up to ten (10) fellowships will be awarded. Fellows will be expected to produce a project consisting of a number of feature stories on road safety ‘beyond the crash’. Ideally, the stories will be tied together into a theme and will touch on current, newsworthy issues related to road safety. Fellows will be expected to produce a reasonable output of stories over the duration of the fellowship, which would be written as a proposal in the application.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible applicants should meet the following requirements:

1) Be a working journalist (staff or freelance) with media that are on a regular publishing or broadcasting schedule.

2) Possess at least three years of experience in journalism, communications or media.

Fellows will participate in an eight-month program of activities that will include:

– A series of seminars

– Two field trips within the country

– One field trip outside of Cambodia

– Meetings with experts on road safety

– A monthly stipend aimed to support any reporting, travel and equipment costs

– WHO certificate of participation

**Women are encouraged to apply**

Languages: Candidates with a good command of English are preferable.

Cambodian and international journalists from local print, television, radio, and online media are invited to apply. Please send a CV, letter of support from your editor, two recent samples of your work (preferably features/articles related to health journalism, written in English or Khmer), and a completed application.

For an application form or more information about the fellowship, please call Dr SAO Sovanratnak:

012 832 308, 012 905 529 or 023 216 610. Please submit your application to: saos@wpro.who.int

Deadline for applications: 10 April 2014

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