In a unique partnership with Index on Censorship and the Tim Hetherington Trust, Liverpool John Moores University is offering one journalism student the opportunity to join the Index on Censorship editorial team for a year.

The Tim Hetherington Fellowship is an annual position, named after the Liverpool-born photojournalist, filmmaker and artist.

Tim had been described as “one of the brightest photojournalists of his generation”, known for his work capturing war zones and the human side to an often inhumane environment.

Tim Hetherington, image: Stephen Kosloff via WikiMedia Commons

The Tim Hetherington Trust was created by Tim’s family to preserve his legacy after he was killed in 2011 while covering the Libyan civil war.

“I want to record world events, big History told in the form of a small history.”

– Tim Hetherington

The opportunity allows for one graduate to report on national and international free expression issues for the award-winning quarterly magazine and website.

The Fellow will work closely with creative writers, artists and authors from across the globe, where they experience censorship in different forms.

Francis Clarke, the current Fellow, explained what it takes to be successful in the role: “Keep an eye on what’s going on around the world, obviously look on our website. Have a good dig through that, to see what we write about, the kind of issues we – not just write about – but campaign on as well.

“It’s not just a website and a magazine where we just write about things around the world.

“Be eager, and try and shine.”

Previous fellow, Orna Herr, told students about her experience with Index on Censorship.

She said: “Quarterly magazines are the ultimate form of slow-form journalism – which is an interesting place to be in a world which is full of click-bait and instant reaction.

“It gives us a chance to do something really different with the journalism that we do.”

Watch MNL’s interview with Francis Clarke here:

  • To find out more about the Tim Hetherington Trust, click here.
  • To find out about Index on Censorship, click here.

Featured image (c) Stephen Kosloff via WikiMedia Commons


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