IWMF African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative Fellowship 2017 in Democratic Republic of Congo (Fully Funded)

international-women's-foundation

Application Deadline: February 21, 2017

  • African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative Fellowship – Lubumbashi, DRC
  • African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative Fellowship – Goma, DRC

As part of the IWMF African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, six women journalists will report in Lubumbashi and surrounding areas in southeast Katanga, DRC. Reporting fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete comprehensive security training and an orientation May 4 – 7. Fellows then depart for eight days of reporting in Lubumbashi and surrounding areas in southeast Katanga, where 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 their reporting. The trip will end May 17.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working full-time in news media. Please note that internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
  • Non-native English speakers must be proficient in English in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets. A letter from an editor is strongly preferred.

Goma Fellowship

As part of the IWMF African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, six women journalists will report in and around Goma, DRC. Reporting fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete comprehensive security training and an orientation May 4 – 7. Fellows then depart for eight days of reporting based in Goma, North Kivu, where 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 their reporting. The trip will end May 17.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

•   Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working full-time in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience.

•   Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply.

•   Non-native English speakers must be proficient in English in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.

•   Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets (a letter from an editor is strongly preferred).

Benefits:

  • The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows.
  • The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs.
  • Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the fellowship.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the :

African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative Fellowship – Lubumbashi, DRC

African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative Fellowship – Goma, DRC

 

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