NGO announces media fellowship for J-K writers and journalists

November 14th, 2007 - 1:50 am ICT by admin  
This arises from the basic premise that in an area of conflict where development itself stands compromised, often the perspectives of women are not expressed nor do they form part of public opinion. Being key players and playing multifarious roles within their homes and in society, these reflect alternate viewpoints on a host of issues and add value in dealing with the crisis that people have faced for nearly two decades.

Charkha wants to encourage writings by women in the region to bring out these insights. Through its Feature Services in Hindi, English and Urdu, the writings will be disseminated through national and regional media to reach a vast readership across the country.

The Fellowship is open to all women writers and journalists residing in Jammu and Kashmir between the ages of 25-45 years. Applications are invited in Hindi, English and Urdu. There will be 3 Fellowships for six months with a total value of Rs.12, 000/-, each and will be selected by a Jury of eminent people in the media and academia both in J and K and from the national mainstream. Those who have already received the Sanjoy Ghose Fellowship are not eligible. The Fellowships will be awarded in New Delhi on 7 December 2007 to mark the birthday of the founder of Charkha, social activist, Sanjoy Ghose.

Further details are available on the website: The applications should be sent by post to :

The Presidentharkha Development Communication Network-15/11-12 Malviya Nagarew Delhi 110 017

Telefax: 011-26680816/26680688 -mail:

The last date of receiving applications is November 2, 2007. (ANI)

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