The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Middle East Program are pleased to announce the 2012 competition for the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Visiting Arab Journalist Program. One journalist from the Middle East/North Africa region will be selected each year for the duration of the grant. Successful applicants will spend three months in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center, in the heart of Washington, D.C., where they will carry out their own policy-oriented research and writing.The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is Washington’s only independent, broad spectrum, non-partisan institute for advanced research where vital current issues and their historical and cultural backgrounds are explored through research and dialogue. Created by the Congress of the United States as the nation’s official memorial to its twenty-eighth president, the Center seeks to commemorate through its residential research programs both the scholarly depth and the public policy concerns of Woodrow Wilson.
-This competition is open to Arab men and women from, and working in, the Middle East or North Africa in the Arabic media. -Applications will be accepted from members of the print, television, radio or electronic media. Candidates must be currently working as reporters and columnists or broadcasters. -Applicants must have at least five years of professional experience and must be able to work in both written and spoken English and Arabic. -Applicants must be able to hold a valid passport and obtain a J1 visa. The Center will assist in the visa process.