Portenier #bursary competition offers #safety #training for independent #journalists exposing #human #rights abuses

Portenier bursary competition offers safety training for independent journalists exposing human rights abuses

“…The bursary provides C$3,000 towards a hostile environment course of the winner’s choosing from a range of approved course providers in Canada, the USA or Britain. It is open to qualified independent applicants of any nationality, experienced or novice, working on significant projects for which funding is in place. The rules are available on the Forum’s website.
The bursary is awarded by an independent jury with expertise in the field, including a representative of the UK-based Rory Peck Trust, which offers safety training bursaries and other support to freelancers.
Last year’s Portenier winner was Eman Helal, an Egyptian photojournalist whose work documents sexual harassment and attacks against women in her country. Applications were received from freelancers and independent documentary-makers in 25 countries.
In 2015 the Portenier was won by Jason O’Hara, a Toronto filmmaker working on a documentary about abuses in the clearance of favelas in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. …”
http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/portenier-bursary-competition-offers-safety-training-for-independent-journalists-exposing-human-rights-abuses-622306843.html

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