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Training opportunity on post-Ebola reporting

In 2014 and 2015, Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone were hit hard by the Ebola outbreak. In response and to help with recovery, more than $5 billion was pledged in international aid. International media covered the outbreak intensively. Now, journalists who are reporting after the epidemic face new challenges and questions.

Thomson Reuters is interested in some of these big questions: What happened to the money? What happened to essential services? What will happen if there’s another outbreak?

To explore this issue, Thomson Reuters is holding a workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Independent journalists form Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone are invited to apply to attend the workshop. Participants will be given training, support, and some funding to pursue original stories.

Journalists may work in any medium, but it is best if they have experience reporting on the Ebola outbreak. They must be fluent in English, although journalists may submit samples in any language, as long as they include a 250-word summary in English with their application.

The deadline to apply is March 20.

For more information and to apply, go to: http://news.trust.org/course/?id=a05D000000jtsFNIAY [1]

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