Providing temporary shelter for European journalists at risk: ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence Programme

Journalists-in-Residence Programme Application deadline extended

The ECPMF's Journalists-in-Residence programme was designed as a temporary shelter for journalists from across the European Union who face harassment and intimidation as a result of their work. It provides a refuge for a limited period of time, a safe place to continue working, to rest and recover and - if individual circumstances permit - a platform to highlight threats to media freedom in the journalists’s home country.

The first selected journalist will be hosted from February to July 2018, and the second from August 2018 to January 2019. The EXTENDED DEADLINE to apply for both residencies is Friday, 12 January 2018.

Key info at a glance

  •  Journalists living in an EU28 country or candidate country are eligible to apply
  • Choose a timeslot, either: February to July 2018, and August 2018 to January 2019
  • Command of either English, French or German is required (at least on B2 level)
  • The ECPMF provides a rent-free, furnished apartment in Leipzig and a monthly grant of 1,000 EUR
  • Costs are covered for travel to and from Leipzig, as well as for health insurance

The following conditions must be met:

  • Proof must be provided that he or she is at risk due to his/her journalistic work
  • The applicant must have worked as a paid journalist for at least five (5) years
  • The applicant should not be a member of, or affiliated to, any extremist political movement
  • The applicant must provide samples of published journalistic work
  • Intention to return to home country or country of residence

this programme is supported by:

How to Apply

To apply, please fill in the application form and attach the requested references. Send us your application via email ( or to the postal address indicated below. All personal information will be treated as strictly confidential. The extended deadline to apply for both residencies is Friday, 12 January 2018. If selected, we will confirm a successful application by an official letter of invitation.

Further info

Please see our FAQ sheet (available on the top right corner of this page) or contact Christian at

Postal address:

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Journalists-in-Residence Programme
Menckestrasse 27
04155 Leipzig, Germany

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