Reporters without Borders Rest and Refuge Scholarship 2017 for Journalists from countries in crisis or war (Funded to Berlin, Germany)

Application Deadline: July 31st 2017

Rest and Refuge Scholarship is a project run by Reporters without Borders Germany and taz Panter Foundation, a non-profit organization linked to die tageszeitung (taz), a daily newspaper in Berlin.

RWB invite two journalists from countries in crisis or war to stay in Berlin. RWB offer them a time of refuge and rest up to three months. The first journalist will be invited from September to November 2017, the second from March to May 2018.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Journalists who need a time out from their difficult working conditions. This might be the case after covering stories in an oppressive environment or after covering stories in war or unrest.
  • Journalists who feel the need to lie low awhile and get out of the view of state security because of their journalistic work.


  • Travel expenses, a decent apartment, pocket money and free transportation in Berlin for up to three months.
  • Participants may completely withdraw from public life, use the time for writing or thinking, or they may want to explore political life in Berlin.
  • Off course we would be of help in that.


  • Participants have to be able to communicate in basic English or in German.
  • Participants should have a relevant working-experience as journalists.
  • They must have the intention to return to their country after three months.

How to apply

Please use the application form and send the other requested documents to: [email protected]. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2017.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Reporters without Borders Rest and Refuge Scholarship 2017



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