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DEADLINE: IWMF's African Great Lakes Reporting Fellowships
The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) invites women journalists to apply for its Team Reporting Fellowship to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), May 2-18, 2018. The IWMF will select two groups of women journalists to travel to Kigali and Kinshasa and will focus on Agriculture and Climate Change and Civic Engagement, respectively. Deadline: Feb 19, 2018.
This opportunity is part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, created in 2014 and designed to support women journalists committed to pursuing stories that go beyond the well-established narratives of political instability, armed conflicts, and humanitarian crisis in the region. To date, dozens of journalists have covered a wide range of under-reported topics including civil society, democracy and governance, food security and conservation. Their work has been produced and published by leading media outlets around the world.
Between 2015-2018, the IWMF will continue to lead groups of women journalists to the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and provide training and support for in-country journalists. These efforts include essential security training to help journalists stay safe in the field.