Burma Telling Its Own Story: A reporting fellowship for young journalists


A Myanmar man reads a local journal in Yangon on August 20, 2012. Myanmar said it had abolished media censorship on August 20 in the latest in a series of rapid democratic reforms, delighting journalists who lived for decades under the shadow of the censors' marker pen.


Soe Than Win

As Myanmar implements democratic reforms and begins to encourage a free press, the country finds itself in a moment of historic change.

As part of the still unfolding story of Myanmar, Open Hands Initiative and The GroundTruth Project are pleased to announce a reporting fellowship in Burma.

We are looking for 20 top, young correspondents — 10 from America and 10 from Burma — to take part in an all-expenses-paid fellowship in Burma from June 10 to June 30. The 20 reporting fellows will form a team that will work together on a project we are tentatively titling, "Burma Telling Its Own Story."

The reporting fellows will fan out in five groups led by veteran correspondents, photographers and videographers. These groups of reporters will set out across the country looking for the important stories to tell and interesting people to profile as the country makes a dramatic transition to democracy. The work produced by the team will be published as a GlobalPost Special Report.

If you are interested in applying for this reporting fellowship, please send a CV, at least three examples of your work and a letter explaining why you feel uniquely qualified to take part in this fellowship and what you hope to accomplish if your application is successful. Please address the letters to GlobalPost co-founder and Executive Editor Charles M. Sennott.

Deadline for applications is April 2 and the list of fellows will be notified on April 15. Please send applications to kgrant@globalpost.com.