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Travel Bursary: Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) 2019 for Journalists in Developing countries (Fully-funded to Hamburg, Germany)

The Conference is offering more than 200 fellowships to both established and young promising journalists in developing and transitioning countries, and for journalists from specific communities such as LGBTQ and indigenous peoples, to participate in this prestigious event. Competition is keen so you need to convince us that you will make great use of the training GIJC19 offers.

Application Deadline: 5th May 2019

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

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 11th global conference will be held in Hamburg, Germany from September 26 to 29, and is being co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network, Netzwerk Recherche and Interlink Academy.

With the support of our sponsors, we are offering travel fellowships to both established and young promising journalists in developing and transitioning countries, as well as to members of particular communities. Competition is keen so you need to convince us that you’ll make great use of the training GIJC19 offers.

Winners will be notified via email by June 30, 2019.

Type: Workshop/Conference

Eligibility:

  • Open to full-time print, online, television, video, radio, documentary and multimedia journalists in developing or transitioning countries;
  • Experience in investigative or data journalism a plus;
  • Special categories for journalists from LGBTQ communities, indigenous peoples, citizen investigators, and journalists exiled from their homelands;
  • Sorry, Western journalists based overseas are not eligible.

Number of Awards: over 200

Value of Award:

+ Round-trip airfare to Hamburg, Germany
+ Hotel room for four nights
+ Transport between Hamburg airport and the conference hotel
+ Breakfast and lunch on conference days
+ Award ceremony banquet dinner
+ Conference fee

The fellowship does not include a per diem, visa fees, or transport to and from your home country airport. This is a training conference, and fellows are expected to pay for these costs.

Following the conference, fellows are required to either produce a story directly related to #GIJC19 or give a presentation of the knowledge you have gained at #GIJC19 in your home country to other colleagues or the journalism community at-large.

Duration of Program: September 26 to 29 2019

How to Apply: To apply for a place, fill in the application form in the link below

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

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