Are you a critically thinking journalist? Would you like to work on a cross-border investigative story? Do you want to investigate and fight transnational corruption? CiFAR is looking for young North African and European journalists to be part of a investigative journalism training programme. This programme will support a new generation of journalists to write about ongoing cases and potentially identify new stories about public asset theft.
Application Deadline: 31st July 2017
Eligible Countries: North African and European countries
To Be Taken At (Country): Berlin, Germany; Tunis, Tunisia.
About the Award: CiFAR is gathering 20 young investigative journalists, 15 from North African countries and 5 from European countries. Through lectures, interactive sessions and workshops, you’ll learn from leading international asset recovery professionals, senior investigative journalists and regional experts on how to conduct an investigative report into public financial crime and be supported to work together to produce high quality journalism on this topic.
In November you will attend an Investigative Journalism Workshop in Berlin. This four-day workshop will introduce you to principles and techniques of investigative journalism, how public money is stolen, how it’s returned and how to report on it.
In January, we will hold a three-day Investigative Journalism Camp in Tunis, revisiting technical skills for financial investigations and identifying stories together that can be worked on collaboratively across the Mediterranean.
During this whole period, you will accompanied by a mentor, who will support you to develop, write and publish stories written with other participants and spanning multiple countries.
Eligibility: Nationals from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Germany, the UK, France, Switzerland and Spain, between the ages of 20 and 35, are eligible to apply. The programme is open for journalism students and young professionals eager to work on journalistic investigations around public finance. Writing, reading and understanding English is required.
Number of Awards: 20
Duration of Program: November and January
Value of Award: Training costs, flights, accommodation and visa costs are all covered for successful applicants, however you should budget to pay for your own meals (except breakfasts) and other expenses you may need.
How to Apply: Interested applicants may apply via an application Form or e-mail. See details in Program Webpage (Link below)
Award Providers: Civil Forum for Asset Recovery (CiFAR)