Deadline: 3 October 2015
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These opportunities are part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, created in 2014 and designed to support women journalists interested in pursuing stories that go beyond the well-established narratives of political instability, armed conflicts, and humanitarian crisis in the region.
To date, 44 journalists have covered a wide range of under-reported topics including civil society, democracy and governance, food security, and conservation. Their work has been produced and published by leading media outlets around the world.
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Trip to Rwanda/DRC
Ten women journalists will report on conservation and sustainable agriculture in Rwanda/DRC from January 26 – February 12, 2016. The online application to take part in this trip will be open through October 3, 2015.
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Trip to Uganda
Concurrently, a group of six journalists will cover themes of democracy and governance in Uganda from January 26 – February 8, 2016. The online application to take part in this trip will be open through October 3, 2015.
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The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, lodging, meals, and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs.
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- Applicants must be affiliated or freelance women journalists.
- Applicants must have at least 3 years of professional experience in journalism working in print, broadcast, or digital media.
- Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
- Applicants must be able to demonstrate support from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
How to Apply
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Applicants must apply online for the specific trip they want to take part in.
For more information, please visit IWMF.