African Great Lakes Reporting Fellowship: Chance for Women Journalists to Travel Rwanda/DRC and Uganda

African Great Lakes Reporting Fellowship: Chance for Women Journalists to Travel Rwanda/DRC and Uganda

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is inviting women journalists worldwide for its first ever cross-border reporting trip to Rwanda/DRC and second reporting trip to Uganda through its African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative.

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The IWMF is pleased to announce its first ever cross-border reporting trip to Rwanda/DRC and second reporting trip to Uganda.

Ten women journalists will report on conservation and sustainable agriculture in Rwanda/DRC from January 26 – February 12, 2016. The online application to take part in this trip will be open through October 3, 2015.

Concurrently, a group of six journalists will cover themes of democracy and governance in Uganda from January 26 – February 8, 2016. The online application to take part in this trip will be open through October 3, 2015.

 

Objectives

These opportunities are part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, created in 2014 and designed to support women journalists interested in pursuing stories that go beyond the well-established narratives of political instability, armed conflicts, and humanitarian crisis in the region. To date, 44 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.

Over the next four years, the IWMF will continue to lead groups of women journalists to the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. By 2019, more than 250 reporters will have together reshaped traditional media narratives about this complicated region full of promise.