The Africa-China Reporting Project Grants for Audiovisual, Investigative Opens

Dr.Yu Shan Wu Project Research Associate, Africa-China Reporting Project
Dr.Yu Shan Wu Project Research Associate, Africa-China Reporting Project

The Africa-China Reporting Project at Wits Journalism, in partnership with China House, seeks proposals for two types of grants: audiovisual reporting grants and investigative reporting grants.

The Project provides capacity building and facilitation in the form of reporting grants, workshops and other opportunities for journalists to investigate complex dynamics and uncover untold stories.

It encourages journalists to emphasize on-the-ground impact and perspectives to illustrate how the lives of the people of Africa are changing amid the comprehensive phenomenon of Africa-China interactions

The Audio/visual reporting grant is for audio or video reporting projects by journalists affiliated to media houses and preferably with the necessary equipment readily available, as the grant will likely not be sufficient to cover hiring of equipment and full production costs 

The Investigative reporting grants is for print and/or online investigations by journalists working at media houses as well as freelance journalists. Preference will be given to applicants able to include established publishing platforms and the involvement of investigating or other partners in their proposals

To apply, interested applicants should address an email with the heading “Application: Audio-Visual Reporting Grant or Application: Investigative Reporting Grant” and containing the following items (in attachments in MS Word or PDF formats) to

  • Applicant’s CV, and list of previous Africa-China reporting and/or previous investigative or audio/visual journalism reporting.
  • Proposal for story to be investigated, with a clear proposed headline at the start and a brief report of WHAT will be investigated and HOW, including a detailed methodology for how and where the investigation will be undertaken.
  • Audio/visual reporting proposals should include a draft production storyboard to support the methodology.

Successful applicants will receive about US$3,000 each.

Applications close on April 14, 2019.

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