On World Press Freedom Day (May 3), the JTI Scholarships for Journalists announced the 2020-2021 edition, organized with the support of alumni, “Economic Press Club” Association, Art Production Foundation and Ad Media Consult Agency.

The program, launched in 2000 with JTI support, is designed for journalists who want to consolidate their professional experience and knowledge in European issues. Moreover, it helps understanding the approach of international media towards European topics.

The JTI Scholarships for Journalists will take place in three stages:

  • Training, held in Romania by experts on European issues;
  • One-week study tour in Brussels, where journalists will formally and informally meet EU officials;
  • Professional internship, for four weeks, in Brussels;

Written press, radio, TV and online journalists, specialized in the economic, political and social fields, are invited to attend. Following conditions are mandatory:

  • Professional expertise of at least two years;
  • Up to 40 years of age;
  • Communication skills in English.

The registration file shall contain:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • The registration form, available on the following websites ro and www.admediaconsult.ro;
  • Portfolio: three press materials relevant for the listed areas;
  • Two reference letters, one preferably from their direct coordinator or manager.

The pre-selection of the candidates is based on the registration file, while the selection is based on an interview.

The JTI Scholarships for Journalists were launched in 2000, as a sequel to the training program initiated in the nineties by the National Forum Foundation/Freedom House, with the support of the U.S. Government. The program’s goal is the development of knowledge and skills of journalists, by exposing them to the realities of developed democracies and specialized professional practice, first in the United States, and then in Brussels.

Thus, the participants of the current edition will join over 250 fellow journalists having benefited during the past 20 years from the JTI Scholarships for Journalists.

The program is announced every year on May 3, World Press Freedom Day. World Press Freedom Day was declared in order to raise worldwide awareness of the importance and duty to respect the freedom of expression, as provided in the article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”

Registration files can be submitted either online, via the www.bursejti.ro website, on the contact@bursejti.ro e-mail address, as well as in hard copy to the address: Ad Media Consult, str. Erou Iancu Nicolae, no 103, vila i-2, Voluntari, Ilfov County, post code 077190.

Contact person: Irina Apostol, phone: 0744584620, e-mail irina.apostol@admediaconsult.ro.