Grants fund investigation on cross-border poaching, trafficking [Africa]

Grants fund investigation on cross-border poaching, trafficking [Africa]

Posted on March 20, 2017


April 05, 2017

African journalists can apply for a reporting grant.

The Wits China-Africa Reporting Project at the Journalism Department of the University of the Witwatersrand, in collaboration with the Hong Kong-based news organizations HK01 and Initium Media, has launched a cross-border poaching and trafficking investigation.

The reporting initiative will cover both the African supply and Asian demand sides of critical wildlife issues such as illegal hunting and trading of ivory, rhino horn, pangolins, donkeys, shark fin and abalone.

The selected journalists will report on the proposed topics, then travel to Hong Kong where they will be joined by journalists from HK01 and Initium Media to share their findings and gain experience in Asian newsrooms.

Candidates must send a proposal and a budget no higher than US$2,000. 

The deadline is April 5.

For more information, click here.