IWMF African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative Fellowship 2018

Applications are invited for the IWMF African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative Fellowship in Central African Republic 2018. As part of IWMF’s African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, female journalists will be selected to travel to Bangui, the Central African Republic (CAR) from November 1 – 17, 2018.

IWMF African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative Fellowship

While there is not a specific theme for either trip, participants are encouraged to prioritize fresh stories that focus on new media narratives from the region. Reporting fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, where they will complete a comprehensive security and first-aid training as well as an orientation about the African Great Lakes region. Fellows will then depart for 10 days of in-country reporting, during which they will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report independently and collaboratively with their peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to the trip theme.



  • The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows;
  • The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, lodging, meals, and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs;
  • Visa costs will also be covered, but fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas.

Eligibility for IWMF African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative Fellowship

  • Applicants must be a female journalist with at least three years of professional experience working in news media. Reporters working in 
print, broadcast, or digital media, including freelancers, are eligible;
  • Applicants must have good written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program. French language skills also preferred;
  • Must have experience reporting from a hostile environment, and will preferably have had experience reporting from Africa’s Great Lakes region;
  • Must be able to demonstrate support from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.

Application for IWMF African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative Fellowship

Click here to apply


For more information, visit IWMF.


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