Women journalists with at least three years of experience and excellent English skills can apply for a reporting trip.
The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for a trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo as part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative. The trip will take place May 4 to 17.
One group of six journalists will report from Lubumbashi and surrounding areas in southeast Katanga province, while a second group of six journalists will work in Goma, North Kivu province.
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 country. Then, they will depart for a week 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 Feb. 21.
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