Monday, August 25, 2008

Ruth First Fellowship

Offered in partnership with the Ruth First Trust in London, this Fellowship offers an opportunity for a journalist/writer to devote time to in-depth research into an area fitting the tradition of Ruth First.

She was a radical journalist and activist who was dedicated to socially-engaged journalism and research. She was assassinated by agents of the apartheid government while in exile. Fellows produce a publishable paper and deliver the annual Ruth First Lecture.

Invitations for applications are invited annually through the media and on this website. The 2008 Ruth First Lecture took place on Monday, August 18th.

The Fellowships and Lecture are organized under the auspices of the Investigative Journalism Workshop of the University of the Witwatersrand's Journalism Programme. It is done in conjunction with the Ruth First Trust in London, the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Johannesburg and the African Studies Journal.

The Ruth First Committee consists of Jacklyn Cock, Shireen Hassim, Liza Key, Birgit Schwarz and Anton Harber.

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