Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Panos South Asia fellowship grant for HIV oral histories

Panos South Asia is currently working on a publication highlighting the voices of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in different regions of India. This will be a novel compilation of Oral Testimonies from the states of Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Nagaland and Manipur. PSA is offering three fellowships for mid-career print journalists to research and write on the HIV/AIDS scenario in the northern, southern and eastern regions of India. The writing should give a critical overview of the situation in the regions, backed by primary and secondary research, with specific focus on access to healthcare for people living with and affected by HIV.

These overviews are intended to be lead-ins to the Oral Testimonies of Positive women that PSA has compiled. The applicants can be working journalists or freelancers with in-depth interest in the subject, the region and HIV/AIDS reportage, as one of the prime objectives of PSA fellowships is to foster opportunities for the media to engage in research and placing it in the public sphere.

Each fellowship grant is of 50,000 INR(tax deductible);a travel allowance of 30,000 INR against actuals is also available.

The fellowship is open to Indian journalists and runs from September 5th 2010 to October 30th 2010. Applicants are requested to send in two samples of their work along with their bio-data to with the subject HIV/AIDS print fellowships no later than August 31st 2010.

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