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Call for applications: ‘Power of the Pen’ roundtable for sub-Saharan African journalists

The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) is hosting the “Power of the Pen” roundtable: an interactive, three-day event co-sponsored by the U.S. State Department to be held in Accra, Ghana, in the spring of 2014. IACA is an international organization created by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Based in Austria, it seeks to empower professionals in the field of anti-corruption.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss with well-known journalists from the region about the impact of corruption on fair and independent reporting, ethics, investigative reporting, legal frameworks, and best practice.

Applicants must currently be working in print, broadcast (TV or radio) or photographic media in sub-Saharan Africa. Candidates must fill out the online application form and submit a letter of motivation, a CV and published or broadcast samples of work (including date, place and medium of publication).

The roundtable will be held in English, but translation into other UN languages is possible.

IACA will cover the tuition fee, accommodation, travel, meals and incidental expenses. For more information, visit: http://www.iaca.int/standardized-trainings/power-of-the-pen [1]

The deadline for applications is December 17, 2013.