Call for applications: International Women’s Media Foundation’s African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative

| September 28, 2015

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The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is inviting women journalists interested in pursuing stories that go beyond the well-established narratives of political instability, armed conflicts, and humanitarian crisis to apply for reporting opportunities. The opportunities are part the IWMF’s African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative.

Women journalists of any nationality with at least three years of experience and excellent English skills can apply for the fellowships.

IWF will choose ten journalists to report on conservation and sustainable agriculture in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from January 26 to February 12, 2016.

In addition, six journalists will report on democracy and governance in Uganda from January 26 to February 8, 2016.

All fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will be briefed on the African Great Lakes region and the focus countries. Fellows will then spend one week of independent in-country reporting in Rwanda, DRC, or Uganda.

The IWMF will pay for fellowship-related expenses, including travel, lodging, meals, fixers, and interpreters, unless the fellow’s news organization wishes to assume these costs.

The deadline for applications is October 3, 2015.

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