Fellowship at Chai Khana

Chai Khana announces a part-time, four-month fellowship for entry level journalists and young professionals interested in digital media and motivated to improve their skills. The fellowship will include training and mentoring by Chai Khana staff, contributors and invited mentors and will conclude with a cross border project, produced by the fellows and published on Chai Khana’s media platform.

About Chai Khana

Chai Khana is an award winning, visually-driven storytelling platform. They cover untold human stories and connect alternative, original voices across the region to reveal the lives of ordinary people in the South Caucasus. Chai Khana’s commissioned works have been nominated at internationally renowned festivals such as Visions du Reel, Annecy International Animation Film Festival and others.

Since its foundation, Chai Khana has been supporting filmmakers, illustrators, journalists and photographers from the South Caucasus by bringing their stories to the spotlight. This fellowship is a unique opportunity to receive hands-on experience and be part of a diverse editorial team. The fellowship aims to cultivate media professionals who are eager to put their stories in a larger context and be mentored by some of the best trainers from, and outside of, the region.

They believe that this initiative will significantly contribute to creating a new generation of independent, creative media professionals from the South Caucasus – a mission that Chai Khana stands for.

About the fellowship

Applicants must be residents of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia or the conflict regions in the South Caucasus. Applicants with a strong command of English will be prioritized during the selection process.

All selected participants will receive a monthly stipend of 300 euro for the length of the fellowship.

The fellowship activities are based online, with very limited travel. All travel will depend on the pandemic conditions in each country. Chai Khana will finance the cost of travel and housing in Georgia for training and workshops for fellows living outside Tbilisi, if applicable.

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