Independent journalists exposing human rights abuses can now compete for a hostile environment training bursary 

The 2016 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition is now welcoming applications. The bursary, sponsored by internationally acclaimed  filmmaker and Forum board member
 Giselle  Portenierwill be awarded by an independent jury. The deadline for entries is June 30, 2016.

This $CDN3,000 bursary for hostile environment training is open to freelance journalists or independent documentary makers with  projects focused on major human rights abuses. The competition is open to people of any nationality, with no requirement for a Canadian connection. 
Click here for further details and application form. #PortenierBursary 

2016 Forum Freelance Fund Bursary Competition Now Closed

The annual FFF bursary competition, which helps freelancers attend hostile environment training courses, opened for applications on March 15. It closed on April 30 and awards were announced on May 30. The competition rules were overhauled and simplified for 2016, with all bursaries now worth $CDN 2,500. The competition was open to Canadian freelancers and foreign freelancers working abroad whose clients include Canadian media. The next competition will open in March, 2017. Click for further details of all our 2016 bursaries. 

Mindset: Reporting on Mental Health / En-tête: Reportage et santé mentale. 
Our bilingual project on mental health reporting in Canada -- produced by journalists for journalists.

A Mindset town hall meeting, titled Identity, Diversity & Crisis: improving our reporting on mental illness among Canada's indigenous peoples was held in Edmonton on May 26th, 2016, on the eve of the CAJ National Conference. 

Please visit our 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. Cliquez ici pour visiter notre site en français pour plus de détails.