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Journalist-in-Residence Programme 2019 at Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) for Journalists in Developing Countries – Belgium

Are you a journalist living and working in Africa, Asia or Latin America? Are you passionate by the fascinating world of infectious diseases and international health? The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp welcomes applications for the sixth edition of its journalist-in-residence programme. Journalists working in all types of media are offered the unique opportunity to write a series of articles, shoot a documentary or make a podcast in the area of infectious diseases and international health.

Application Deadline: 24th June 2019

Eligible Countries: Journalists in countries in  Africa, Asia and Latin-America are encouraged to apply.

To be taken at (country): Antwerp, Belgium

About the Award: If you are interested in the global health challenges that await us and you are available on 9 and 10 October, you can take part in the 60th ITM colloquium during your residency. “Connecting the dots” is the 60th ITM colloquium in which experts from across the world gather in Antwerp to discuss the most pressing issues facing the tropical medicine and international health community. The journalist-in-residence will get the chance to meet with the key speakers who will discuss topics such as migration, climate change, etc. and the impact on our health.

Type: Training

Eligibility: Interested candidates must be talented print, broadcast, and online journalists from Africa, Asia and Latin-America

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Program: The selected journalist will interact with world experts in a wide range of topics in biomedical sciences, clinical sciences and public health. As ITM journalist-in-residence, s/he will have time to explore different areas or delve deeply into a single topic. There is also plenty of opportunity to participate in a variety of scientific meetings, seminars and other learning experiences, as well as enjoy quiet time for reading and independent study.

Duration of Program: 2 weeks

How to Apply:  Journalist-in-Residence 2019 application form

Visit Programme Webpage for details

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