The International Women’s Media Foundation is offering the African Great Lakes Reporting Fellowship
dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide by empowering and training them. IWMF is also providing support for women journalist when facing intimidation or persecution and strives to advance equal opportunities for women in the media. 
The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related expenses within the framework of the reporting trip including, visas, travel, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs.
Programme Details
  • IWMF is launching its first reporting trip to the Central African Republic. 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.
  • Fellows will begin their trip with three days of comprehensive security training alongside local Central African journalists. Selected women journalists will then complete 10 days of in-country reporting, where they will have the opportunity to network with local journalists, collaborate with international peers, meet with sources and visit sites relevant to their reporting.
Worth of Award: The IWMF will cover all expenses. 
Eligibility Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a woman journalist with at least three years professional experience working in news media. Reporters working in ?print, broadcast, or digital media, including freelancers, are eligible.
  • Non-native English speaking applicants must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
  • Must be able to demonstrate support from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
  • Must have experience reporting from a hostile environment, and will preferably have experience reporting from Africa’s Great Lakes region.
  • Journalists with a strong working knowledge of French will be given priority, based on the lack of availability of English speaking fixers and interpreters.
  • Applicants must be affiliated or freelance women journalists with at least three years of professional experience in journalism. They must be able to demonstrate support from an editor or have a track record of publication in media outlets.
  • Applicants must also have experience working in hostile environments, preferably in the Great Lakes region.  Fluency in English is required and a strong working knowledge of French will be an advantage. 

How to Apply

Applications are done online via their website. See link below

Deadline: Application closes 12 August 2015