The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) and Wits Journalism are offering fellowships for established and young promising journalists with a demonstrated interest in investigative or data journalism.
Application Deadline: 15th May 2017
Eligible Countries: Countries in Africa
To be taken at (country): Johannesburg, South Africa
About the Award: The Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) is the premier international gathering of investigative and data journalists, held once every two years. This year, the 10th conference will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from November 16 to 19, and is being co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Wits University Journalism Programme. GIJC17 incorporates this year’s African Investigative Journalism Conference and will feature more than 120 exciting panels, workshops, and networking sessions, ranging from cross-border collaboration and corruption to advanced data analysis. Here’s a chance to learn from the best in the field and enhance your skills with the latest tips and tools.
With the support of our sponsors, GIJN and Wits Journalism are offering fellowships to both established and young promising journalists in developing and transitioning countries to participate in this prestigious event. Competition is keen so you need to convince us that you’ll make great use of the training GIJC17 offers.
Type: Fellowship, Events and Conferences
- Open to full-time print, online, television, video, and multimedia journalists in developing or transitioning countries
- Experience in investigative or data journalism a plus
Number of Awardees: 40 – 60
Value of Fellowship:
- Round-trip airfare to Johannesburg, South Africa
- Hotel room for four nights
- Transport between Johannesburg airport and the conference hotel
- Breakfast and lunch on conference days
- Award ceremony banquet dinner
- Conference fee
Following the conference, fellows are required to either produce a story or give a presentation in your home country, based on what you learned at the conference.
Duration of Fellowship: from November 16 to 19
How to Apply: Apply on the Fellowship Webpage (Link below)
Award Provider: The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) and Wits Journalism
Important Notes: The fellowship does not include a per diem, visa fees, or transport to and from your home country airport. Fellows are expected to pay for these costs.