Deadline: 12 February 2016
Open to: affiliated or freelance women journalists with at least 3 years of professional experience in journalism working in print, broadcast, or digital media
Fellowship: travel, in-country logistics, lodging, meals, and fixers/interpreters
The IWMF is pleased to announce its first ever-reporting trip to South Sudan and second reporting trip to Tanzania.
Six women journalists will report on development and humanitarian issues in South Sudan. Concurrently, another group of six journalists will cover stories related to conservation in Tanzania. Both trips will take place May 1-14, 2016. All Fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete comprehensive security training and an orientation about the African Great Lakes region and focus countries.
These opportunities are part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, created in 2014 and designed to support women journalists committed to pursuing stories that go beyond the well-established narratives of political instability, armed conflicts, and humanitarian crisis in the region.
- Applicants must be affiliated or freelance women journalists with at least 3 years of professional experience in journalism working in print, broadcast, or digital media;
- All nationalities are welcome to apply;
- Fellows 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.
The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows. 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. Visa costs will also be covered, but fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas.
How to apply?
The IWMF will accept online applications from January 12 – February 12, 2016.
For more information please visit the official website.