Applications for our fifth annual competition for bursaries are now closed. Decisions will be announced by the end of July. These bursaries help freelancers attend hostile environment training courses - the same kind of courses staffers get. We don’t encourage freelancers to place themselves in danger. We try to ensure they know how to avoid unnecessary risks and how to handle dangers that increasingly befall journalists in many situations abroad. Details here. #FFF2015
This year, in addition to our regular bursary streams, we introduced a new award: The Portenier Human Rights Bursary. This bursary, sponsored by Forum board member and acclaimed filmmaker Giselle Portenier, is open to freelance journalists or independent documentary makers with projects focusing on human rights abuses. The winner will receive up to $CDN 3,000 for hostile environment training. The competition is open to people of any nationality, with no requirement for a Canadian connection. Applications for this bursary are now closed. Details here. #portenierbursary
Please visit our new, separate Mindset website to find out more. You can download a field guide for quick reference -- or dig into the website for more context and resources. And you can help build the project by offering reference material, suggesting a discussion group, or sending a question to a mentor. Click here to visit our French-language website for more details.