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August 22, 2008: Recently-announced deadline for One World fellowship

The One World Fellowship Scheme has announced more details about its 2008 program, which will bring senior radio and television broadcasters from developing countries to the United Kingdom from October 20-31. During this time, they will meet various people from the British media sector – from program makers and journalists to regulators and government officials – to learn about the media scene in the UK, and to share their own perspective on the role of the media in their countries and around the world. Chanda Mfula, from Zambezi FM in Zambia, participated in the program last year and had this to say: “One of the most significant things that the fellowship has done this year is try and narrow the gap between the developed world and developing world, and to bring common understanding. Everywhere we went we did not just learn, we shared.” For details on last year’s program, visit: http://www.owbt.org/pages/Fellowships/Fellowships%202007/fellowship2007_fell

Specific selection criteria for the fellowship include: fluency in written and spoken English; at least 2/3 years’ experience at a senior level of broadcasting; hands-on broadcaster or manager (not an academic or theoretician); has a practical and worthwhile idea of how the time in Britain might best be used. Successful applicants will have their international travel and accommodation expenses paid for the duration of the program, and will be given a daily living and travel allowance. The closing date for applications is noon (GMT) on August 22, 2008. For more information or to access the application form, visit: http://www.owbt.org/pages/Fellowships/apply.html.

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