Journalists working or collaborating with the media in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay and Peru can apply for this program.
The initiative will provide up to US$6,000 to reporting projects that broaden the perspectives with which drugs are addressed in the region, and that enhance stories on public health, human rights, youth and women, the environment and the rural context of illegal substances.
Applicants can enter four categories: investigative journalism, local journalism, innovative journalism and collaborative journalism.
Up to 18 scholarships will be awarded. Each journalist or team will have a maximum of five months to research and produce the final version of their work.
The deadline is Jan. 20, 2022.