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The 2011 Edition of the NSK-EJC Fellowship Programme Is Open for Applications

15 June 2011 | PRESS RELEASE


The European Journalism Centre (EJC), in conjunction with the Nihon Shinbun Kyokai (NSK), the Japanese Association of Newspaper Publishers and Editors, invites you to apply for the NSK-EJC fellowship programme taking place 20 November-2 December 2011. 

Aiming to promote a better understanding of Japan, the two-week programme will provide a broad overview of the country and feature seminars by top lecturers on Japanese politics, economics, culture and nuclear energy. These sessions will be complemented by a three-day group tour of Japanese social and cultural highlights. The NSK will cover flight expenses of up to EUR 500 (costs over and above this amount will have to be paid by the individual) as well as accommodation and local transport in Japan. 

Applicants must be EU citizens, no more than 40 years old, have at least five years experience as a full-time professional journalist working for an EU media outlet, as well as a comprehensive level of spoken and written English, the lingua franca for the trip. The fellowship programme is open to journalists and editors from written and online media, news agencies and broadcasting companies. Freelance journalists may also apply. 

For further information please download the NSK prospectus here. To apply for the NSK/EJC fellowship programme, please complete the application form and online registration found at: and include all of the necessary documentation by Sunday 24th July at 00.00 CET. Submissions received after this time will not be taken into consideration. Four European journalists will be selected on the basis of their level of experience and motivation letter provided at the time of application. 

Contact EJC Project Administrator and Operations Manager, Cara Smith, for further details.

Fellowship Programmes
The EJC runs two fellowship programmes in collaboration with Japanese Nihon Shinbun Kyokai and South-Korean Korea Press Foundation. These exchange programmes enable Japanese and South Korean media workers to get acquainted with EU politics and media culture, while also promoting a greater understanding of South Korea and Japan among European journalists visiting these countries.