The IWMF designed this reporting fellowship program to support journalists interested in pursuing stories in under-reported countries that go beyond the well-established narrative of political instability, armed conflicts, and humanitarian crisis in the region
Six women journalists will have the opportunity to travel with the IWMF to report on themes of civil society, governance and humanitarian issues from November 2 – 17, 2015. The online application for this fellowship will be open through August 12, 2015.
The African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative was created in 2014, building on the success of earlier IWMF reporting trips to the Western Sahara and DRC.
Applicants must be affiliated or freelance women journalists with at least three years of professional experience in journalism working in print, broadcast, or digital media. Applicants must have experience reporting from hostile environments.
All nationalities are welcome to apply, but non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.