Deadline: 2 September 2014
Open to: new media journalists from Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States
Fellowship: round-trip, accommodation, meals, transport
The International Reporting Project (IRP) announced a new media reporting trip to Mozambique from 24 October to 6 November 2014.
The focus of the trip will be on immunizations and child health in Mozambique, particularly in light of the upcoming decisions to be made by the global community on replenishing the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) as it begins a new cycle for 2016 to 2020.
The IRP trip will look at immunization efforts in Mozambique in the larger context of maternal and child health, nutrition, women’s empowerment, governance and access to health care in rural and remote areas. Participants in the trip will meet with key government leaders, representatives of nongovernmental organizations, members of the business community, religious and media leaders and others.
Participants will be expected to post frequent stories – including blog posts, slideshows, social media posts, video and audio clips – before, during and after the trip. All Fellows on the Mozambique trip are required to participate in the sessions arranged for the group program. Some independent reporting time will be included in the schedule.
This group trip is open only to applications from new media journalists, including media professionals, bloggers, influential social media practitioners and freelance contributors, who are citizens of the following nations: Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States.
The IRP will purchase the Fellows’ round-trip air tickets to Mozambique and will pay for visas, hotel costs, many meals and local transportation. Fellows who wish to extend their stay after the fellowship will have the option to arrange that at their own expense.
Application deadline is 2 September 2014.
Apply online HERE – complete an application form and provide a detailed essay of at least 800 words describing the types of stories you might pursue during the Mozambique trip.
For further information visit the official website HERE.