Monday, December 24, 2018

APWLD Feminist Development Justice Media Fellowship 2019 in Thailand

APWLD is inviting women media professionals across Asia-Pacific region to participate in our second media fellowship programme that aims to strengthen media advocacy on grassroots women’s issues through a feminist and human rights lens. Applicants whose work covers Cambodia, Fiji, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Vanuatu are encouraged to apply.
Selected journalists will be given a stipend of USD 1,000 to cover expenses for research and travel according to workplans co-developed with APWLD. Our fellowship theme this year is on Feminist Development Justice as we wish to strengthen a feminist analysis on development issues in mainstream and alternative media spaces and galvanise public education and support.
The duration of the fellowship will be from March 2019 – August 2019. During this time period women journalists will have an option to produce news articles, features, audio-video content/documentary or digital stories with a feminist lens that highlight the linkages between gender, economic and development issues and its impact on women’s human rights.
APWLD is a regional feminist, membership-driven network with over 235 members from 27 countries Asia Pacific. We are committed to building feminist movements to advance women’s human rights and Development Justice. If you are deeply committed to covering feminist, progressive movements and challenging structural globalised inequalities, please consider applying for this opportunity.

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During the fellowship period, the fellow journalists will be given a stipend of 1,000 USD to cover expenses for research and travel according to work plans co-developed with APWLD. 

  • The fellowship is open to women media professionals from Asia-Pacific with at least four years of experience.
  • Experience in covering women’s human rights, grassroots movements, economic and development issues will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of women’s human rights in her respective country and /or Asia-Pacific.
  • Commitment to feminist movement building.
  • Must be able to travel overseas as required.
  • Proficient in English and a language from the Asia Pacific region.
Eligible Regions:
All countries in Asia-Pacific region. (Candidates from Cambodia, Fiji, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Vanuatu are highly encouraged to apply).

How to Apply:
The applicant should submit an expression of interest with the following documents:
  • A completed application form 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two work samples of any medium (please provide translation into English if your work is in a regional language)
  • A letter of endorsement from media organisation if full time employee, or a letter of endorsement from an editor if a freelance journalist
  • Letter from editor assuring news stories will be published; Optional for freelance journalists
Please send completed forms via email with the subject line “Application for Media Fellowship 2019” to Andita Listyarini at and cc Neha Gupta at, by no later than 15 January 2019, midnight Bangkok time. Please note that incomplete applications will not be entertained. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
15 January 2019