Applications opened this week for the 2017 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition. The winner of the bursary receives $3000 to attend hostile environment training offered by approved course providers.

The competition is open to freelance journalists and independent documentary filmmakers whose work focuses on human rights abuses. The bursary is offered by the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma, which also offers a number of training bursaries each year through the Forum Freelance Fund.

The application deadline is June 15th. Winners will be notified by July 31st. For more information on how to apply, see the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma website.

 

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