Khadija Ismayilova Investigative Journalism Fellowship
The Khadija Ismayilova Investigative Journalism Fellowship is a living tribute to Khadija Ismayilova, an award-winning Azeri journalist, who was imprisoned by authorities on December 5, 2014 and sentenced to 7.5 years in jail in an attempt to silence her.
This Fellowship seeks to ensure that her voice is heard, and that her work to use journalism in support of democracy continues. It is sponsored by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in partnership with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).
Completed applications must be submitted via email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> by 0600 CET on February 1, 2016.
The Fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis to one candidate who is a citizen of an RFE/RL target country and has a reporting interest relating to an RFE/RL target country. These countries are: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
The successful candidate will demonstrate previous experience in investigative journalism; have a proven ability to pursue and complete an original, investigative project; and provide a compelling and plausible proposal for an investigative report of interest to RFE/RL target audiences. English-language proficiency is also necessary.
The deadline for applications is February 1, 2016. The selected Fellow will be announced on February 19, 2016. The term of the Fellowship is May 1 – October 31, 2016.