The purposes of the Tour are for journalists to partake in training and exchange activities at CUC, and to conduct supplementary fieldwork and research for a China-Africa feature. Journalists will travel from their home countries to Beijing, where they will be hosted by CUC and where they will participate in training and exchange activities, possibly including interacting with CUC Masters students and attending lectures/training, engaging with Chinese journalists involved in China-African reporting and African journalists working in Beijing, and visiting local media houses and/or companies and the China Africa Media Centre.
- African journalists are invited to apply by sending an application to the Wits China-Africa Reporting Project via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 11 September.
Applications should include the following:
- Clearly structured proposal for China-Africa feature to be produced via the Reporting Tour, including how the journalist will make use of supplementary fieldwork and research while in Beijing/China during the Reporting Tour and how this will be combined with research in Africa. Journalists should indicate the individuals, organisations and locations their research in Beijing will focus on. Journalists are recommended to review the page on the project’s website How to Apply for a Grant to be aware of the kinds of stories and proposals encouraged by the Wits China-Africa Reporting Project, e.g. preference will be given to proposals with a relatively narrow focus around specific projects or issues
- Applicant’s resumé/CV and samples of China-Africa published/broadcast work
- Editor’s supporting letter where possible or an indication of where the article will be published
- Optionally, applications could also include suggested topics for the lectures journalists will attend at CUC
Only applications in MS Word or PDF formats will be considered.
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