Application Deadline: March 29, 2015.
The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is pleased to announce two upcoming reporting trips to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Tanzania.
Two groups of six women journalists each will travel to Tanzania or Eastern DRC to report on themes of democracy and governance from June 10 – 22, 2015. Reporting fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete comprehensive security training and an orientation about the Initiative with briefings from regional experts.Fellows will then depart for one week of in-country reporting, during which time they will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report independently and collaboratively with their peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to the trip theme.
The IWMF designed this program to support journalists interested in pursuing stories that go beyond the well-established path of political instability, armed conflicts, and humanitarian crisis in the region. The African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative was created in 2014, building on the success of earlier IWMF reporting trips to the Western Sahara and DRC.
The African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative is funded by a generous gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.
- Applicants must be affiliated or freelance women journalists with at least 3 years of professional experience in journalism working in print, broadcast, or digital media.
- All nationalities are welcome to apply, but non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
- Applicants must be able to demonstrate support from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
REPORTING TRIP DATES:
June 9 – 22, 2015
ABOUT THE REPORTING TRIPS TO THE DRC AND TANZANIA:
- Fellows begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete comprehensive security training and an orientation about the African Great Lakes region.
- Fellows then depart for one week of in-country independent reporting in either Tanzania or the DRC, they will have the opportunity to network with local journalists, collaborate with international peers, and meet with the sources and discover sites relevant to their reporting.
TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS AND EXPENSES:
- The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows.
- The IWMF also covers fellowship-related within the framework of the reporting trip including, visas, travel, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs.
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