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IWMF Adelante Reporting Initiative Fellowship for Women Journalists (Fully-funded to Mexico) 2018

 As part of Adelante, IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, a group of women journalists will travel to Mexico to report on Economic Development after the Elections from September 20 – October 5, 2018. 

Application Deadline: 9th July, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT

Eligible Countries: International

To Be Taken At (Country): Mexico City, Mexico

About the Award: Reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City, Mexico, where they will complete comprehensive security training and an orientation from September 21 – 24. Fellows will then depart for nine days of reporting based in Guadalajara, Jalisco where they will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report independently and collaboratively with their peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting.

The IWMF reserves the right to change reporting locations based on the real-time security situation in both locations. The feasibility of day trips outside of Guadalajara will be determined by IWMF security protocols and assessed on a case-by-case basis. Day trips must be within a two hour radius of Guadalajara.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: The reporting fellowship is open to individuals and to teams of two (2) journalists. Both journalists must meet the eligibility criteria. Team members should submit individual applications and indicate their plans to work together in their statements of interest.

Have questions about the application process? Want to hear from IWMF Fellows about their experiences on the ground? Before submitting an application, journalists are encouraged to review the application criteria and frequently asked questions. Also check out the sample application (LINKS BELOW).

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
  • Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the fellowship.

Duration of Programme: September 20 – October 5, 2018.

How to Apply: Apply in the Link below

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

Award Providers: IWMF

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