Application Deadline: December 4, 2017 at 11:59 EDT (Washington, DC)
REPORTING TRIP DATES: March 14 – March 31, 2018
The IWMF is pleased to announce a cross-border team reporting trip to South Sudan and Uganda in March 2018. The IWMF will select teams of women journalists to travel to Juba and Gulu for a cross-border reporting trip focused on regional migration.
This opportunity is part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative. The work of the previous IWMF Great Lakes Fellows has been published and aired by leading media outlets around the world. The IWMF will continue to lead reporting trips to the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda through 2018.
The trip will take place March 14 – March 31, 2018, which includes travel dates. All Fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, where they will complete a comprehensive security training and an orientation about the Great Lakes Region and the reporting trip locations from March 15 to 18, 2018. Fellows will depart for ten days of in country reporting that will be split between Uganda and South Sudan. The group will have access to five days of in-country reporting (March 19 to 24) from the first country, followed by five days of in-country reporting in the second location (March 25 to 30). The IWMF will determine the order of the South Sudan and Uganda trips based on story plans of fellows selected. Fellows will have the opportunity to network with in-country journalists, collaborate with international peers, and access a wide range of sources and sites relevant to their reporting.
The IWMF reserves the right to change reporting locations based on the real-time security situation in both locations. The feasibility of day trips outside the base locations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and determined by IWMF security protocols.
- Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
- Non-native English speakers must have professional written and verbal English skills 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.
TEAM APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
The IWMF’s March 2018 South Sudan and Uganda Reporting Fellowship is open to teams of two (2) women journalists. Both applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and submit a joint application. If selected, teams will be offered group interviews. Individuals cannot apply for this reporting fellowship. The IWMF encourages team applications that include journalists from Africa.
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