Journalists to benefit from WSPS Peace Grant

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Jamil Simon, Executive Director, WSPS
Jamil Simon, Executive Director, WSPS

Journalists working from any platform around the world are invited to pitch a story on an underreported non-violent response or peace effort under a grant program for peace reporting in international conflict areas  just launched by the  War Stories, Peace Stories (WSPS) in partnership with Pulitzer Center.

WSPS seeks pitches that illuminate peace efforts, non-violent resistance, and reconciliation in areas of international conflict or extremism. They are interested in stories that capture the drama of peace negotiations, non-violent protest and resistance, or community efforts to prevent violence and preserve peace

Three projects will be selected to receive between US$5,000 and US$20,000. All three winners will present their pitches live to a panel of judges at the War Stories, Peace Stories Symposium on April 11, 2018 in New York in the United States. One of the journalists will receive an additional US$5,000 award.

Journalists of any nationality are eligible for the Pitching for Peace grants. Writers, photographers, radio and podcast producers and filmmakers; staff journalists as well as freelancers are eligible to apply. All application must be written in English.

Applications close March 1, 2018.

For more information, click: https://pulitzercenter.org/blog/pitching-peace-competition-journalists