Journalists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives can apply to a program.
The program, run by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, aims to connect journalists between 21 and 30 years old in South Asia for joint reporting projects that will explore topics relating to youth and the risks young people face in the region through digital journalism.
The program has two main components:
ICFJ will conduct a six-week online course for 80 journalists on digital expression, with a focus on in-depth reporting, interview techniques, social media and more. The course will be conducted in four languages: English, Hindi, Pashto and Urdu. Participants are required to propose story ideas related to the youth in their countries prior to starting the course so that the course can help with development of those ideas.
The course will be followed by a five-day conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka that will bring together the 30 best participants from the course with the best project ideas. The journalists will participate in training sessions and discussions throughout their stay in Colombo.
The application deadline is January 1.
ICFJ is now accepting applications. For more information and to apply, click here.