2015 Wealth of Nations Reporting on illicit finance in Africa Workshop for Journalists

Submission Deadline: 0900 GMT, 7th April 2015

Where: Workshops in 2015 are provisionally scheduled for June and September and will take place in a variety of locations including Uganda, South Africa, Senegal and Tunisia.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation and Wealth of Nations is looking for investigative or financial/business journalists based anywhere in Africa to take part in a long-term scheme that will develop their ability to report on illicit finance and tax abuse.

Eligibility:

  • Journalists with at least two years of professional experience
  • Journalists with experience of investigative journalism and/or reporting on companies/finances
  • Journalists with a proven motivation to spend significant time reporting on illicit finance and tax abuse
  • Both freelancers and staff journalists may apply. Journalists working for a news organisation will need consent from their editor to take part. Freelancers should provide evidence that one or more media organisations will be willing to take their work.
  • Journalists working in any medium or multiple media are welcome to apply (print, online, radio or television)

Benefits of the scheme

  • If selected, you will take part in two intensive workshops (3-5 days each) covering illicit finance, reporting on companies, accounts and budgets, and investigative techniques
  • You will propose one or more story ideas that you wish to work on within the scheme – we will provide experienced investigative journalists to help you pursue your stories right up to publication/broadcast
  • You will have exclusive access to expertise with regular webinars featuring illicit finance experts
  • You will also have access to story ideas and editorial advice, and will be invited to share your own expertise with participants from other regions

Journalists who take part must commit to all elements of the programme.vParticipants will sign an agreement to this effect.

How to apply To apply, you will need to complete the online application form.

Before starting the form, please make sure you have the following:

  • A letter from your editor consenting to your participation in the scheme – as a file ready to upload
  • Two relevant samples of your work – if your work is online you can provide links, otherwise please ensure you have files ready to upload

The size of any uploaded files must not exceed 5 MB.

Fill out the Application Form Now

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the  Wealth of Nations Reporting on illicit finance in Africa Workshop

 

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