Deadline: 3 February, 2014
Open to: New Media journalists (media professionals, bloggers, influential social media practitioners, and freelance contributors)
Fellowship: round-trip air tickets to Brazil, hotel costs, meals and local transportation, and reimbursement of visa costs
The International Reporting Project (IRP) is pleased to announce a two-week new media reporting trip on April 5–19 to Brazil. Brazil has made major progress on several Millennium Development Goals, including reducing poverty and hunger and improving the health of its citizens, and this trip will examine those topics.
IRP Fellows to Brazil will focus on issues related to health, poverty, hunger, and development, including successes and challenges in maternal health, child mortality, HIV/AIDS, hunger and food security, technological innovation, economy and business, urban and rural health care, environmental sustainability and women’s empowerment, among others. We will also explore “South-South” cooperation. Brazil continues to invest in Africa and to shore up links with the continent in areas such as pharmaceutical manufacturing and agriculture.
The trip will include visits to Brazil’s urban and rural areas to see how the country has addressed issues of poverty, health, and hunger. We will also examine social factors – such as human rights and equity issues, governance, and marginalized communities – in this geographically and culturally diverse country. These are particularly timely topics, given Brazil’s role hosting the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
Participants will be asked to post frequent stories, including blog posts, slideshows, social media posts, video and audio clips, before, during and after the trip. All of the stories produced by Brazil Fellows will be posted on the IRP site and co-owned by the Fellow (or his/her distribution partners, depending on agreements) and the IRP.
The application call is open for new media journalists, including media professionals, bloggers, influential social media practitioners, and freelance contributors. Some priority will be given to participants from the United States, United Kingdom, India, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, but applicants from all nations are eligible.
The IRP will purchase the Fellows’ round-trip air tickets to Brazil, pay for hotel costs, meals and local transportation, and reimburse visa costs. Fellows who wish to extend their stay after the fellowship will have the option to arrange that at their own expense.
How to Apply?
All candidates must fill out an application form and provide a detailed essay describing the types of stories they might pursue during the Brazil trip. The deadline for applications is Monday, February 3.