Short term fellowships for IT policy reporting

IN Opportunities | 22/08/2017
The Hoot invites journalists covering the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in Delhi to apply for a short-term fellowship.

 

The Hoot invites journalists covering  the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in Delhi to apply for a short-term fellowship to investigate and report on government  policy regarding amendments to the IT Act which impact free speech.

 The value of the fellowship will range from Rs 60,000 to Rs 1 lakh depending on the number of stories done.  The fellowship could extend over  a period of two months. The stories would have to be used in the publications they work for, as well as reprinted on the Hoot. Journalists  have to  be Delhi-based, and will have to take permission from their publication to apply for it.

 This fellowship is not intended for writings based on internet research and secondary sources. It is essentially meant for beat reporters, to incentivise reporting on this important subject based on sources  in the Ministry and other government bodies.

 Applicants should write to editor@thehoot.org  with links to samples of reporting done on this subject, and ideas for the kind of stories  they intend to research. 

Applications should be received by September 10, 2017.

 

 

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