PSA Relay ‘Reporting research media fellowship programme’ on dams and development in Northeast India has begun on June 1st 2011. The fellowships are to improve reporting on dams and development in the Northeast of India.
Four print/web and one television fellowship has been awarded to candidates who regularly contribute to media in Northeast India and are willing to write/ produce media outputs based on collaboration with research or researchers and primary field trips in the Northeast.
The Fellowship will run from June 2011 to October 2011. Each fellow are provided with editorial support by an advisory panel comprising of senior journalists and editors and ‘paired’ with research/ers appropriate to developing their features or op-eds.
The Panos Institute South Asia’s Relay programme aims to contribute to quality media coverage on important social and economic issues in the region. The current focus is on dams and development in the Northeast. The objectives of the current programme are:
- Draws on science and social science research findings and/or uses researchers as a source
- Includes a variety of views and voices, particularly of those affected by the issue
- Demonstrates an understanding of the issue and context by asking questions and providing analysis
- Fellows will be provided with a media briefing giving an overview of key debates and research on the topic of dams and development in the region.
- In most cases, the fellows will be expected to undertake field study to inform their pieces.
Women, journalists writing in local languages and persons from under-represented areas were encouraged to apply.