RSF Reporting Fellowships

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This year we are offering two RSF Reporting Fellowships:

  • The RSF Research & Recharge Fellowship is entering its second round.
  • The RSF Digital Freedom & Safety Fellowship is a new fellowship aimed at those digitally unsafe.

The application process closed on February 28, 2022. By the end of this year you will find a new round of applications online for 2023.

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is offering two fellowships that support journalists that would like to work on a journalistic project here in Berlin. Journalists that are exposed to particular dangers and challenges due to their work are invited to apply. The RSF Digital Freedom & Safety Fellowship, sponsored by the journalist Jan-Eric Peters, is particularly aimed at media professionals who are exposed to digital threats in their home countries. Further, these professionals will receive a safety-training to ensure better preparedness on digital threats.


The two selected fellows will be invited to Berlin for six months. Here, they can work in peace on completing a journalistic project and continue advancing their skills. The planned period is from June 2022 to November 2022.

Be aware: If entereing Germany is not yet possible in June 2022 due to the Corona pandemic and associated travel restrictions, the start of the fellowship may be postponed to a later date.

What we offer:

We will reimburse travel expenses, provide an apartment, and pay a monthly grant of €1000.

As a participant, you can take on a new journalistic challenge during your fellowship. You can expand your professional network and take a break from your day-to-day work. In Berlin, you will be given time to develop new ideas and sharpen your journalistic skills. In addition, we offer psychosocial support if needed. Discover political and cultural life in Berlin with our support.

Research project:

+ During the fellowship you will work on a research project of your own choice.

+ This will be implemented journalistically (in image, sound or writing).

+ The project can be realized in cooperation with an international media outlet, combined with a stay in the respective editorial office.

+ The goal is to publish the project result and, if possible, to present it at a public event.


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