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Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is seeking applications for its second second annual Donner/CJFE Journalist-at-Risk Fellowship to help a deserving journalist from abroad. CJFE, along with the Donner Foundation and the University of Toronto's Massey College, offers the Fellowship for the 2003-2004 academic year to give a foreign journalist a mid-career sabbatical in Canada.

The fellowship covers expenses for a journalist to spend an academic year (eight months) at Massey College in Toronto, auditing courses of his or her choice offered throughout the University of Toronto. It covers transportation to and from Canada; accommodation in the Toronto area; tuition fees at Massey College; and a modest allowance during the academic year.

The deadline for applications is 25 April. The second Fellow will be chosen by a CJFE jury and announced on 2 June. S/he will arrive in Canada next September to begin his or her studies.

In order to be considered for a Fellowship, candidates must be fluent in English so as to benefit from study at Massey College; undertake to return to the country from which they came and to the practice of journalism after the Fellowship; obtain written permission for leave from their employer (if applicable) and a written commitment that they will be rehired on their return (ifapplicable); and have at least five years of experience as a working journalist in print, broadcasting or Internet.

Candidates should write a 1,000-word essay explaining why they qualify as a Journalist at Risk and what benefits they hope to derive from the Fellowship, and supply a detailed résumé along with written references from three people, preferably journalists.

For further information, please contact Joel Ruimy, Executive Director, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Tel +416 515 9622; Fax +416 515 7879; Email:
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