GORDON N. FISHER/JHR JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP AT MASSEY COLLEGE
The Gordon N. Fisher/JHR Journalism Fellowship at Massey College in the University of Toronto is an annual opportunity for a journalist from one of JHR’s program countries, including the Indigenous Reporters Program, to participate in the William Southam Journalism Fellowship Program.
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About the Fellowship
The Gordon N. Fisher /JHR Fellowship runs in tandem with Massey College’s Southam Fellowships and takes place over one academic year – September to May – at the University of Toronto.
Fellows can enroll in any graduate or undergraduate courses at the University of Toronto and have access to its many facilities. Fellows live at Massey College, a multi-disciplinary graduate residential college in central Toronto. The Fellowship is awarded in recognition for the chosen Fellow’s career contribution to human rights reporting in their country of operations. Fellows do not receive credits or degrees for work done during the year. The Fellowship covers travel costs and accommodation, all university fees, and a monthly stipend.
Funding has been provided by a generous endowment from the Alva Foundation to honour the late Gordon N. Fisher, a noted Canadian publisher of the Southam Press. The program is administered by Massey College in the University of Toronto, the host organization in Canada, with the support of Journalists for Human Rights.
2019-2020 Gordon N. Fisher / JHR Fellow
Dana Gibreel is a Jordanian journalist who has worked as a reporter, news producer and anchor. Currently she is a senior reporter at the online magazine 7iber. She has produced features on the rule of law, government accountability, refugees, rural economics, the environment, and other social, cultural and political issues. In 2016, she won first and second prize at the JHR Human Rights Reporting Awards in Jordan for reports on mental health and the use of lethal force during police raids. She also received first place in 2017 for Best Multimedia Investigation in the Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism.