2015 Portenier winner Jason O’Hara, a Toronto-based documentary filmmaker

Applications are now open for the 2018 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition. Freelance journalists and independent documentary makers working on projects that focus on human rights abuses can apply for the bursary, which provides the winner with $3000 to attend hostile environment training.

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 and must choose a course from the list of approved course providers by September 30th. Applicants may be of any nationality. Approved courses are currently available in Canada, the USA, Britain, Afghanistan and sometimes elsewhere.

For more information on how to apply, see the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma’s website.

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