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In partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, the Tim Hetherington Trust and Index on Censorship, the Tim Hetherington Fellowship is a year-long position open to recent LJMU graduates, giving them valuable experience working with a world-renowned free speech organisation.

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What is the Tim Hetherington Fellowship?

The Tim Hetherington Fellowship, in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, the Tim Hetherington Trust and Index on Censorship, is a year-long position joining the editorial team at Index on Censorship.

The fellow works as the editorial assistant on the magazine and website, gaining valuable journalistic experience in a globally-based organisation.

The annual fellowship, named after photojournalist, filmmaker and artist Tim Hetherington, includes the opportunity for the prize winner to report on national and international free expression issues in Index’s award-winning quarterly magazine and website. The fellow works closely with creative writers, artists and authors in countries where they experience censorship from governments, religious groups and others.

 

Who was Tim Hetherington? 

Described as one of the ‘brightest photojournalists of his generation’, Tim Hetherington was a Birkenhead-born photojournalist, filmmaker and artist, known for his work capturing individuals experiences in war zones.

Hetherington’s assignments took him from the UK to Africa where he lived and worked, exploring the conflicts within the continent. He also studied US fighting forces for a year in Afghanistan from 2007 to 2008, which led to the Oscar-nominated film Restrepo and Infidel photo book. 

Killed in 2011 by shrapnel while covering the Libyan civil war, his family created the Tim Hetherington Trust to preserve his legacy and continue his mission to create a better understanding of the world.