GIJN Holds Global Investigative Journalism Conference, Calls for Fellowship Applications

David E. Kaplan
Executive Director, GIJN

The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), in partnership with Fojo Media Institute at Linnaeus University, and Föreningen Grävande Journalister, Sweden’s national association of investigative journalists, will host the 11th Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, from September 19 to 22, 2023 at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre.

The conference is also accepting applications for fellowships from journalists round world to participate in the Conference.

The conference will feature over 150 state-of-the-art panels, workshops, and networking sessions, from cross-border collaboration and online searching to advanced data analysis. Conference participants will find special tracks on climate change, the threat to democracy, data journalism, crime and corruption, teaching and training, and sustainability strategies.

It will also showcase the latest security tips and a chance to network and collaborate with colleagues from over 100 countries where they can learn from the best in the field and return home with sharpened skills and the latest tools and techniques.

The conference is offering more than 150 fellowships to both established and promising journalists in developing and transitioning countries, and for journalists from disenfranchised communities, to participate in this prestigious event.

To participate, applicants are required to either produce a story directly related to GIJC23 or give a presentation of the knowledge they gain at GIJC23 to their colleagues or the journalism community at-large after the conference.

Interested journalists must be full-time print, online, television, video, radio, documentary and multimedia journalists in developing or transitioning countries; experience in investigative or data journalism is a plus. Fellowships are also available for special categories for journalists from indigenous communities, citizen investigators, and journalists exiled from their homelands. Western journalists based overseas are not eligible.

The fellowship will cover round-trip airfare to Hamburg, Germany; hotel room for four nights; transport between Hamburg airport and the conference hotel; breakfast and lunch on conference days; award ceremony banquet dinner and conference fee.

The fellowship does not include a per diem, visa fees, or transport to and from fellows’ home country airport. This is a training conference, and fellows are expected to pay for these costs.

Applications close on February 28, 2023. Successful fellows will be notified via email by May 1, 2023.

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