Grants for reporting on Africa-China interactions

| March 10, 2019

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Journalists interested in reporting on Africa-China interactions and offering on-the-ground impact and perspectives can apply for two opportunities from the Africa-China Reporting Project (the Project) at Wits Journalism and China House.

The Project seeks to promote dynamic storytelling and reporting on Africa-China investigations, focusing on specific issues that are in the public interest and are relevant to Chinese interests, roles, activities, and impacts in Africa. The opportunities include audio/visual reporting grants and investigative reporting grants with total budgets of around US$3,000 per grant.

  • Audio/visual reporting grants: For audio or video reporting projects by journalists established at media houses and preferably with the necessary equipment readily available, as the grant will likely not be sufficient to cover hiring of equipment and full production costs
  • Investigative reporting grants: For print and/or online investigations by journalists working at media houses as well as freelance journalists. Preference will be given to applicants able to include established publishing platforms and involve investigations or other partners in their proposals.

How to apply

Address an email with the heading APPLICATION: AUDIO-VISUAL REPORTING GRANT or APPLICATION: INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING GRANT and containing the following items (in attachments in MS Word or PDF formats) to

  • Applicant CV and list of previous Africa-China reporting and/or previous investigative or audio/visual journalism reporting.
  • Proposal for story to be investigated, with a clear proposed headline at the start and a brief report of WHAT will be investigated and HOW, including a detailed methodology for how and where the investigation will be undertaken.
  • Audio/visual reporting proposals should include a draft production storyboard to support the methodology.
  • An indication of where the investigation will be published or aired, and which partners, if any, will be used or required and how this will expand the investigation.
  • A detailed budget with specific line items totaling up to US$3,000.

The application deadline is April 14, 2019.

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