A three-year, multi-phase program will bring 128 Pakistani media professionals to the United States and send 30 U.S. journalists to Pakistan. Journalists will study each others cultures as they are immersed in newsrooms in each country.
English-speaking Pakistanis will receive four-week internships at U.S. media organizations, and non-English speakers will spend half that time.
The program will be knit throughout with events and opportunities to experience U.S. life, showcasing its diversity. Similarly, the U.S. participants, who will represent the Pakistanis’ U.S. media hosts during the internships, will go to Pakistan for two-week programs during which they will learn the realities of Pakistani journalism and national life through site visits, interviews and opportunities to interact with journalists, officials and ordinary Pakistanis. ICFJ will work in conjunction with the Pakistan Press Foundation.
Participants on both sides will have opportunities to report on their experiences in each country, which will help to educate their audiences and dispel myths and misperceptions that people carry in each country about residents of the other. ICFJ will carry out the Pakistan-based activities with the assistance of a local Pakistani journalism organization, and the University of Maryland’s school of journalism will assist our U.S. activities.
* Pakistani citizen
* Bachelor’s degree
* Between 3 & 15 years of active journalistic work experience
* Currently working in the field of journalism
How to apply?
Download the application at www.usefpakistan.org. Complete application package, including academic transcripts and two letters of reference must be submitted to USEFP by close of business on Monday, Nov 22, 2010.
The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan
P.O. Box 1128, Islamabad 4400
Phone: 051-11-11-87337, 051-8431300
Meanwhile RMNP has received a message from Patrick Butler Vice President-Programs ICFJ that he alongwith colleague Johanna Carrillo will visit Pakistan in December to begin interviewing candidates. He hoped that he will see many of his Pakistani friends in Islamabad. He informed that ICFJ really wants to have strong representation in the program of Pakistani journalists outside the biggest cities. Mr Patrick asked RMNP to promote it among its rural journalists’ network so that we get lots of applications from all over the country.
.Earlier President ICFJ Ms Joyce Barnathan in a meeting with President RMNP Ehsan Ahmed Sehar on 7th October in Hamburg, Germany had disclosed the details of the Pakistan Programme supported by US State Department and had sent message to Mr Patrick Butler for furher action.
Hamburg.President RMNP Ehsan Ahmed Sehar standing with President ICFJ
Joyce Barnathan outside the conference hall of the 17th World Editors
Source: International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)
2 November, 2010