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Thomson Reuters Foundation Investigative Sports Reporting Workshop for African Journalists (Fully-funded) 2018

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, as part of the Sports and Society program, is hosting the workshop “Investigative sports reporting” Aug. 20 to 24 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Application Deadline: 11th June 2018

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Lagos, Nigeria

About the Award: The Thomson Reuters Foundation’s programme  for journalists in Africa who want to report on how sport is run in their own country or wider region.

Participating journalists will work on a specific story idea and develop this during an intensive workshop in Lagos. The workshop will also cover investigative techniques, storytelling approaches, and more. They will then receive editorial guidance and mentoring support to help them make their story solid and engaging.

Participating journalists will also be eligible to apply for modest funding to help cover the costs of reporting their story.

Type: Workshop, Grants


  • Journalists with a proven interest in how sport is run. You do not need to be a sports correspondent – we are also interested to hear from business reporters and investigative journalists for example.
  • Journalists must be based in an African country and working for a domestic media outlet.
  •  Journalists working in any medium may apply – print, radio, TV, online

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Thomson Reuters will cover all transport and subsistence costs of journalists participating in this programme.

Duration of Program: 20th – 24th August 2018

How to Apply: APPLY

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Thomson Reuters

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