Applications for the 2019 Portenier Human Rights Bursary, which funds hostile-environment training for freelance journalists and documentarians, are now open.

The $3,000 bursary has been offered by the Canadian Journalism Forum for Violence and Trauma since 2015.

“Human rights abuses continue unabated in the 21st century, and human rights defenders worldwide need the support of journalists and documentarians to help them shine a light on these injustices,” said Giselle Portenier, the bursary’s sponsor and a Forum board member, in a press release.

“The purpose of this bursary is to help ensure the safety of journalists and documentary filmmakers as they expose some of the most egregious abuses of human rights in the world today.”

Journalists of any nationality or experience level are eligible to apply by the June 12 deadline.

To learn more, visit the Forum’s website here.