As part of its African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, the IWMF will lead delegations of six journalists each to Rwanda and Uganda to cover underreported economic and rural development issues.
The first three days of the fellowship will consist of comprehensive security training and briefings by regional experts. Participating journalists will participate in one week of in-country independent reporting as well as group activities, and will have the opportunity to interact with key multi-sector stakeholders as well as local journalists.
Eligibility: Applicants must be women journalists with at least 3 years professional experience in journalism. Journalists working in print, broadcast, or digital media, including freelancers, are eligible. Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
Monetary Support: The IWMF pays for fellowship-related expenses including travel, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs.