Women journalists with at least three years of experience and excellent English skills can apply for a reporting trip.
The IWMF is now accepting applications for two Reporting Fellowships, set to take place in February 2017. As part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, one group of six journalists will report on rural and economic development from Mwanza, northern Tanzania. Concurrently, a second group of six journalists will cover civic engagement in Kigali, Rwanda. The trip will take place Feb. 17 to 28, 2017.
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. Then, they will depart for eight days of in-country reporting, where they will have the opportunity to network with local journalists, collaborate with international peers and access a wide range of sources and sites.
The IWMF pays for fellowship-related expenses including travel, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters unless the fellow’s news organization wishes to assume these costs.
The deadline to apply is Dec. 6.
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