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Empower & Protect Yourself: Reporters Without Borders Berlin Scholarship 2023 | Fully Funded

Reporters Without Borders

If you’re a journalist facing digital threats because of your work, the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Berlin Scholarship Program could be life-changing. This immersive Berlin-based program not only helps you shield yourself against surveillance or hacking, but also empowers you to train others upon return to your home country, creating a ripple effect of increased press freedom globally.

Why the Digital Security Focus Matters

In today’s world, journalism often means:

  • Online Attacks: Dissenters face trolls, doxing, malware – silencing those truth-tellers
  • Skill Gap: In high-risk places, access to robust digital security training may be hard
  • Risk to Sources: If YOU aren’t secure, those aiding reporting get caught in dragnet

Are You Right for this Berlin Scholarship?

The ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Actively Reporting: Freelance, for an outlet, or even citizen journalism qualifies if serious intent
  • Tech-Savvy Enough: Basic computer competence essential, not needing to be an IT pro
  • English Fluent: Program is conducted entirely in English, for global connection
  • Returns Home: Goal is spreading newfound knowledge; NOT for those wishing to relocate

What RSF Scholarship Provides

  • Logistical Support: Flights, visa, Berlin apartment handled; lets you focus
  • Stipend: 900€/month so no worry on living essentials, plus public transit costs
  • Deep Training: Tailored to real threats by experts who get those risks you face daily
  • Multiplier Effect: Become a trainer when back, expanding impact even if YOU couldn’t go

Timeline & Applying

Dec 5, 2022 Close: Early work beats last-minute, good ideas take refining

To apply for the 2023 Reporters Without Borders Berlin Germany Scholarship Program aimed at empowering journalists in the digital realm, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete and sign the application form.
  2. Fill out the questionnaire.
  3. Prepare your CV.
  4. Include a proof of identity (copy of your ID or passport).


Send these documents as separate PDF attachments (totaling 4 PDFs) via Signal messenger to +491636743853. Alternatively, if you have a ProtonMail account, you can send them to

The application form and questionnaire are fillable PDFs. Ensure you fill them out on your computer following these steps:

  1. Save the PDF files.
  2. Complete the forms on your computer.
  3. Save the filled-out files again.
  4. Submit the completed files to us.


Please use the provided application form and questionnaire. Note that only shortlisted applicants will receive further communication regarding the program.

To access the application forms and apply, please visit the official website of the Reporters Without Borders Berlin, Germany, 2023 Scholarship Program: Empowering Journalists in the Digital Field.

Also apply for the Mastercard Foundation AfOx Scholarships 2023 for African Students (Fully Funded Masters Study at the University of Oxford)

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