Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship Programme 2014/15

Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship Programme 2014/15

Deadline: July 7, 2014

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship (VHJF). The purpose of the Fellowship is to support aspiring journalists from countries lacking media freedom and independence to pursue their profession and advance pluralism in their societies.

About VHJF

The Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship (VHJF) is a joint initiative of RFE/RL and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and is generously supported by the Prague Freedom Foundation and the Dagmar and Vaclav Havel Foundation Vize97.

It is inspired by former Czech President Vaclav Havel’s belief in the transformational role of journalism in challenging tyranny.

Fellowship Details and Benefits

Fellowship term: October 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

Fellowships are for a term of nine months, including one month spent at the beginning and end of the program at a local bureau. A monthly stipend, housing, and travel arrangements to and from Prague are provided to the fellows.


  • The Fellowship accepts applications from journalists in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation.

For more information, visit the RFE/RL Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship.