Deadline: 15 June 2016
This program is funded $ 5 million by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and is designed to support journalists interested in pursuing stories that go beyond the well-established path of political instability, armed conflicts, and humanitarian crisis in the region.
Over the next four years, the IWMF will continue to lead groups of women journalists to the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and provide training and support for in-country journalists. These efforts include essential security training to help journalists stay safe in the field.
As part of its African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, the IWMF will lead eight trips to the region over the course of 2016.
- Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
- Applicant must be a woman journalist.
- Applicant must have at least 3 years professional experience in journalism. Journalists working in print, broadcast, or digital media, including freelancers, are eligible.
- Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
- Applicant must be able to demonstrate support from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
How to Apply
- Applicant may not submit one application for multiple countries or trips. She must submit a complete application and story plan for each country for which she wants to apply.
- Applications include basic details, a statement of interest including a researched story pitch, CV, work samples, and either a letter of support from an editor or a proven track record of publication.
- All applications materials must be submitted in English.
For more information, please visit IWMF.