ANFREL offers media fellowship program on election reporting

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THE ASIAN Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) is offering its media fellowship program that has a series of online intensive training sessions on fundamental election concepts and reporting techniques. 

This is the second year of ANFREL’s fellowship program, which offers mentorship on election reporting as well as financial and editorial support for 10 journalists who will be producing “innovative and impactful election-related in-depth stories and series” in Asia. 

This year’s theme is “Disinformation and Elections: Building Defenses vs. The Infodemic.” It seeks to explore how disinformation has polluted the elections and the steps journalists can take to address and fight it. The fellowship period is from October 2022 to February 2022.

Journalists from independent media outlets and community media, as well as freelance journalists working in Asia, are eligible to apply.

Interested applicants should have at least three years of demonstrable experience in reporting elections, democracy, politics, and human rights issues. ANFREL highly encourages journalists from women’s sectors, LGBTQI+ community, ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities to join the program. 

For the list of the application requirements, refer to this page. Applications must be sent to [email protected] with the subject “ANFREL Media Fellowship Application” on or before September 23. 

For more questions and clarifications, interested applicants may contact ANFREL program officer John Antiquerra via email at [email protected] with the subject “ANFREL Asian Media Fellowship Inquiry.”