Journalists and writers who are in financial need due to political persecution can be nominated for a grant.
Human Rights Watch seeks nominations for writers of non-fiction, fiction or poetry deserving Hellman-Hammett grants, designed to recognize commitment to free expression and courage amid political pressure.
Grants range from US$1,000-10,000 and offer publicity, which can sometimes double as a protective measure. Anonymity is honored if requested. The grantees are chosen by a committee of authors, editors, and journalists who have a longstanding interest in free expression issues.
The nominator should provide biographical information about the nominee, a list of the nominee's published works, a statement about the political persecution suffered and a statement of financial need.
The deadline is December 10.
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