The WHO Country Office for India invites applications for the WHO Road Safety Journalism Fellowship 2014, from journalists based in New Delhi, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam, from Hindi, English and Telugu print and broadcast media. The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group.
About the Fellowship:
The objective of the fellowship programme is to strengthen journalists’ capacities to provide the much-needed boost to legislation, policies, programmes, systems, enforcements and awareness through informed reporting, thereby, effectively contributing to bringing down the number of deaths and injuries on Indian roads.
> Journalists working for print and broadcast media.
> Independent/freelance journalists on contract with an established, mainstream media outlet in India
> Only journalists from New Delhi, Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam should apply
Two workshops (Delhi and Hyderabad),
2 field visits (national), with a possibility of one of them being an international visit,
Access to experts and support material on road safety,
Mentoring for undertaking a research for producing an in-depth paper (optional), and
A stipend up to Rs 1 lakh, aimed at supporting research activities
Duration: 4 Months