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Finance Uncovered Short Course Bursary for Developing Countries (Fully-funded to UK) 2018

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We are delighted to put out a call to journalists, campaigners and academics to attend the new FIVE-DAY Finance Uncovered financial investigative journalism and data security training course at City University, London.

Application Deadline: 19th June 2018 at 08h00 BST.

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries

To Be Taken At (Country): City University, London, UK

About the Award: Over a week, selected participants will be shown how to investigate corporate accounts, offshore activity and corporate corruption. We will show candidates where to find documents, how to analyse them and other practical tools to help uncover financial secrecy.

A combination of guidance from senior practitioners and a workshop approach will give candidates the basis to investigate financial corruption as well as offering the opportunity to network with other journalists and activists.

For the first time, thie Finance Uncovered course will include a hands-on data security module by Free Press Unlimited, as part of the new MoneyTrail consortium which also includes Journalismfund.eu and Oxfam Novib.

The financial investigation section of the Finance Uncovered course aims to help participants understand:

  • the building blocks of the offshore world
  • how to access and interpret company accounts
  • where to access other company information
  • the methodology behind the groundbreaking tax avoidance investigations into Google, SAB Miller and Vodafone – by the journalists who conducted them
  • how to investigate and report corruption stories
  • the steps required to keep safe and minimise personal risk
  • how to track the international policy agenda relating to illicit financial flows

Type: Short Course

Selection Criteria: Candidates do not need to have a financial background to apply but we consider it important when selecting candidates to see evidence of your investigative experience. Class instructions will take place in English.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Bursaries are available for journalists from the developing world and eastern Europe. Bursaries cover visa fees, travel, accommodation and per diems for food and travel in London. Due to the limited number of bursaries, applicants will be selected on their track record in investigative journalism. As we tend to be over-subscribed some candidates will be placed on a waiting list for 2019 courses.

Duration of Programme: Monday 17 September 2018 – Friday 21 September 2018

How to Apply: To apply please fill in the online application form. Please do not copy and paste entire articles into the form, where possible, please provide links or a few lines summary of the article plus date of publication. The deadline for your application is Tuesday 19 June 2018 at 08h00 BST.

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Finance Uncovered

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