Applications for the 2019 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition

Independent journalists and documentary filmmakers who focus on human rights abuses can apply for funding.

The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma is selecting candidates for the Portenier Human Rights Bursary, sponsored by filmmaker Giselle Portenier.

The award is open to freelancers worldwide, experienced or novice. Applicants must demonstrate a clear interest or track record in casting light on human rights abuses and an upcoming assignment or project with such a human rights focus.

The winner will receive up to CAD3,000 (US$2,132) for hazardous environment training offered by the following approved course providers: AKE, Blue Mountain Group, Dart Center at Columbia Journalism School, 1st Options Security, Global Journalist Security, Pilgrims Group, Remote Trauma or Tundra Group.

The deadline is June 12.

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