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 Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative. The trip will take place May 2 to 18.
The IWMF will select two groups of women journalists for a trip to Kigali and Kinshasa to cover agriculture and climate change and civic engagement, respectively.
Fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete an orientation and Hostile Environments and First Aid Training (HEFAT). Then, they will depart for 10 days in-country reporting, where they will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report independently and collaboratively, and gain access to sources and sites related to their reporting.
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. 23.
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