To examine issues related to hunger, poverty, and food security and contribute to this important international debate in the lead-up to World Food Day 2013, the International Reporting Project (IRP) is pleased to announce a ten-day new media reporting trip  on September 29-October 9 to the East African country of Tanzania. Applications for the trip  are now being accepted until August 2nd.
The trip will focus on stunting and undernutrition, environmental sustainability, agriculture markets, agricultural and health policy, technology and innovation in agriculture, and other closely related themes.
Participants on this trip will have an opportunity to visit urban and rural sites in order to gain an understanding of general and specific challenges to ensuring food security in Tanzania. We will also examine social factors — such as human rights and equity issues, women's empowerment, governance, and marginalized communities — in this geographically and culturally diverse country.
Some priority will be given to applicants from the United States, but new media journalists from all nations are eligible. New media journalists include media professionals, bloggers, influential social media practitioners, and freelance contributors.
All candidates must fill out an application form and provide a detailed essay describing the types of stories they might pursue during the Tanzania trip. The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday, August 2.