The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) offers opportunity for Women’s Edition program

Deadline- September 5, 2012

Countries/Region- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Yemen

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) offers opporunity for senior-level women journalists from developing countries to apply for Women’s Edition program. Women’s Edition brings together senior-level women journalists—editors, reporters, and producers—from developing countries to examine important topics related to women’s reproductive health and development.

Women’s Edition offers a unique opportunity to become part of an international network of leading women journalists interested in women’s health and development. Up to 15 women journalists will be selected to participate in the program for two years. During that time, PRB will organize four week-long seminars and study tours in venues around the world. Journalists will engage in sessions with health and development experts, editorial meetings to develop strategies for covering these issues, and study tours to see innovative programs in action. Women’s Edition is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

PRB will host the first seminar in Washington, D.C., Nov. 12-16, 2012. It will cover basic population and reproductive health issues, including family planning and obstacles to women’s reproductive health. The three other seminars, spaced about six months apart, will be held in different locations, depending on the topic being explored. The purpose of these seminars and study tours is to provide journalists with information on reproductive health issues as well as to let them explore how other countries are dealing with the challenges these issues present.

PRB will cover all seminar expenses, including travel, lodging, and meals.

Participation includes commitments to

  • Participate in the seminars.
  • Publish or produce at least one special report, series of articles, or broadcast program after each seminar on the issues explored in the seminar.
  • Send to PRB copies of each supplement, series of articles, or broadcast program immediately after its publication or broadcast.


Intrepid women journalists who-

  • Hold influential editorial positions—senior-level editors, reporters, and producers—with leading media outlets that have large audiences, such as national and regional newspapers, magazines, and television and radio stations. Freelancers and bloggers can apply but must provide a letter of support from a news organization indicating that it will publish or broadcast their work.
  • Reside in a country that receives USAID funding for family planning.
  • Demonstrate interest in women’s health, development, and population issues and a commitment to covering these topics.
  • Can communicate comfortably and effectively in English during the seminars, though they may write or broadcast in any language.

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