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Fellowship for Asian Investigative Journalists

CORRECTIV and the Adenauer Fellowship for Media & Communications are awarding a fellowship for Asian investigative journalists, which will be financially supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Foundation) with 2,000 Euro per month plus a round-trip flight to Berlin.

von David Schraven

For three months, the fellow will investigate the worldwide rise in sea level as part of the nonprofit investigative newsroom CORRECTIV in Berlin. Climate change and sea level rise are two of the most serious threats in our world today. The fellow will work with CORRECTIV and focus especially on the situation around the coastlines in Asia.

As part of the CORRECTIV newsroom, the fellow will cooperate with other reporters in a team and publish a number of different stories on this issue. The stories will be published in English and German. The fellow is free to publish the stories in his native language additionally.

We are looking for young investigative journalists who are interested in working in an international environment and being exposed to new journalistic challenges.

We welcome applicants who:

  • are Asian citizens
  • are 35 years of age or younger
  • have been in the job for at least two years
  • have experience in investigative journalism
  • are fluent in written and spoken English
  • show interest in climate change and its consequences
  • are preferably from an area affected by the rise in sea level

The fellowship should start end of September or earlier.

Please send your application to Jeanette Orminski (

Please include in your application:

  • samples of your work
  • your CV
  • the exact period of time you would like to stay in Berlin

Deadline is September 10, 2016.

The fellow will be selected by an international jury. The jury members are:

Sheila Coronel (Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia Journalism School)

Torben Stephan (Director Media Program Asia, Adenauer Foundation)

Syed Nazakat (Editor-in-Chief, Center for Investigative Journalism India)

David Schraven (Publisher, CORRECTIV)


CORRECTIV is the first non-profit investigative newsroom in the German-speaking world. Our aim is to give citizens access to information. We are one of the many answers to the media crisis.

CORRECTIV is financed exclusively through charitable endowments as well as donations from readers and users. In cooperation with various media, CORRECTIV shares its investigations and stories with large and small newspapers and magazines as well as with radio and TV stations. Beyond that, we look for innovative ways to publish larger stories on the Internet. With no print or circulation costs, CORRECTIV focuses on content. The bulk of our funds go directly towards extensive investigative research. We want to uncover abuses of power and strengthen our democracy effectively.

About the Adenauer Fellowship

The Adenauer Fellowship for Media & Communications in Asia supports journalists and communication experts in their pursuit of excellence: with fellowships for postgraduate studies and internships.

It is part of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Media Programme Asia, based in Singapore, that promotes a free, responsible and ethical press through fellowships, publications and events. Its mission is to strengthen the dialogue between the media and politics, as well as to monitor and highlight current media trends in the Asian and Pacific region. Thereby, the Media Programme aims to connect politics, the media and the people to safeguard a value-based dialogue towards a free, ethical and responsible communication in Asia.

The foundation and fellowship is named after Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967) who was the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.