Application Invited for Short Term Media Fellowship on Urban Faultlines and Violence

Calcutta Research Group in collaboration with IWM – Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen invites applications from media practitioners, freelance journalists, filmmakers, scholars and academicians for a three month Short Term Media Fellowship on “Urban Faultlines and Violence”.

About the Fellowship

  • Last date for Application: 10 March 2024
  • Fellowship stipend of INR.40,000/- for a period of three months
  • Documentaries, photojournals, graphic art maps, reports, media analysis, podcasts are welcome

Proposals focus on but not limited to:

  • How are the dichotomies of city imaginaries reproduced through the media, central to the understanding of the changing political and economic landscape of cities?
  • How are the city fault lines to be mapped? How is the ‘love’ for safety and ‘gated community’ reproduced through media?
  • How do the gag and self-censorship on the frequent occurrence of communal violence work in media coverage?
  • How have human settlements been changing in the newly constructed/refurbished towns? How does the changing nature of settlement address issues of communal disharmony?
  • How is the city space mapped and zoned by the media and with what effects on the city’s crime scene?

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