TORONTO, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - Scotiabank, together with Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
(CJFE) and Massey College, look forward to welcoming another successful
Latin American or Caribbean journalist to take part in the one-year
Scotiabank/CJFE Journalism Fellowship at Massey College.
This unique opportunity is a two-semester fellowship hosted by Massey
College of the University of Toronto. The contest is open to
mid-career journalists from South America, Central America, the
Caribbean and Mexico.
"As a multi-national organization, we interact with media around the
globe every day and recognize the courage and commitment of
international journalists who often face significant risks to bring
their stories to the public," said Wendy Hannam, Executive Vice
President, International Banking. "We are honoured to continue
supporting the CJFE in their work and proud to bring another Latin
American journalist to study in Canada through the Scotiabank/CJFE
"We see this fellowship as one that is essential to helping increase, as
Canadians, our knowledge of a huge region that has largely been ignored
by North America for too long," said John Fraser, Master of Massey
College. "With our fine collaboration with Scotiabank and CJFE, this
can only succeed."
"In 2009, this Fellowship introduced us to an exceptional journalist,
Eric Lemus from El Salvador," said Annie Game, President of CJFE. "He
was a dynamic representative of journalists in the region who are
working in incredibly challenging environments just trying to report
the news. We expect that similarly the 2011/12 the new Fellow will
further increase our understanding of the situation facing journalists
in Latin America and the Caribbean."
The Scotiabank/CJFE Journalism Fellowship at Massey College will provide
a qualified Latin American journalist with a mid-career sabbatical in
which s/he will spend eight months at Massey College in Toronto. The
successful candidate will audit courses of their choice at the
University of Toronto and make connections with the Canadian media,
while expanding their work related to a significant issue, with a view
to applying this experience to ongoing work upon return to their home
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is a Canadian organization founded in 1981 that works to defend and
protect the right to free expression in Canada and around the world.
CJFE champions the free expression rights of journalists and media
workers around the world and is an active participant and builder of
the global free expression community, particularly through its
management of the IFEX Clearing House.
Massey College is the only independent residential college solely for graduate
students in the University of Toronto. Its architect-designed
facilities provide a community for distinguished senior scholars, for
elected graduates who are called Junior Fellows and some eminent
members of the non-academic world. Since its inception in 1963, the
College has also hosted the Journalism Fellowship Program whereby
several mid-career journalists are annually offered Fellowships
allowing them to take a leave of absence from their work to audit
courses of any subject at University of Toronto and to generally
broaden their horizons.
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and
Canada's most international bank. With more than 70,000 employees,
Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve some 18.6 million customers
in more than 50 countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a broad
range of products and services including personal, commercial,
corporate and investment banking. With assets above $526 billion (as at
October 31, 2010), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York
Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit www.scotiabank.com.
SOURCE Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
For further information:
Julie Payne, CJFE Manager 416 515-9622 x.226 firstname.lastname@example.org or Paula Cufre, International Media Communications, 416-866-4833, email@example.com