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Journalist Fellowships

The Journalist Fellowship program for HIVR4P 2016 is closed. Information for journalists who wish to attend the conference without fellowship support is available here.

HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P 2016) will provide fellowships to attend and cover the conference to approximately 25 journalists from around the world. The journalist fellowship program is designed to help build journalist capacity to report on biomedical HIV prevention, and to generate high-profile media coverage of advances and challenges in prevention research, especially in communities that are heavily impacted by the epidemic.

As part of the fellowship, journalists participate in a two-day, onsite workshop with leaders in various fields of biomedical prevention research, designed to help them better understand and report on research developments from the conference. This opportunity is highly selective. Successful journalist fellow candidates have a track record of high-quality reporting on HIV/AIDS issues, the support of their media outlet to attend and report on the conference, and strong English language skills.

The journalist fellowship program began at the 2009 AIDS Vaccine program and has become a central part of the global effort to encourage informed, effective media coverage of HIV, and support the journalists and news organizations that make that reporting possible. Fellows for HIVR4P 2014 represented an outstanding group of journalists from Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, India, Brazil, Peru, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada.


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