IWMF Calls for Applications for Reporting Initiative Fellowship


The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications from women journalists of all nationalities for its Reporting Fellowship which will take place in Zanzibar, Tanzania in August 2017 as part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative.

IWMF expects applicants to pitch stories relevant to the trip location and theme; stories should focus on in-depth and new narratives and be notably different from those reported on previous Fellowships. Priority will be given to applications with creative, thoughtful and original pitches.

Selected applicants will commence their fellowship in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete an orientation as well as a Hostile Environments and First Aid Training (HEFAT). They will then leave Nairobi for eight days of in-country work in Zanzibar, Tanzania between August 10 and 19, 2017.

Fellows 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 their reporting.

Six journalists will be selected to report from Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island off the east coast of mainland Tanzania. They will cover stories related to the trip theme of civic engagement.

Interested applicants must be affiliated or freelance women journalists with at least three years of professional experience working full-time in any news media. Non-native English speakers who want to participate in the Fellowship must be proficient in English in order to be able to fully participate in and benefit from the programme.
Applicants must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publications in prominent media outlets.

The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows within the scope of the Fellowship base location and trip dates. The IWMF also covers Fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, lodging, meals, and fixers/interpreters, except where a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs.

Successful applicants living outside the US will be responsible for procuring all necessary visas, for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the Fellowship.

For more Information and application, please log on to https://www.iwmf.org/blog/2017/04/18/call-for-applications-reporting-fellowship-to-zanzibar-tanzania-august-2017/