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Wits Journalism North Africa-China Journalism Training Workshop 2019 – Tunis, Tunisia

The Africa-China Reporting Project at Wits Journalism and Inkyfada based in Tunis invite all journalists from Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria to submit proposals to attend a journalism training workshop in Tunis during the week of 7 October 2019.

Application Deadline: 11th September 2019

Eligible Countries: Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria

To be Taken at (Country): Tunis, Tunisia

About the Award: The workshop will focus on practical investigative techniques and skills, as well as explore China’s role in Africa and specific North African countries. 

Type: Workshop, Training

Eligibility: All journalists from Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria are invited to apply.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The workshop will feature expert trainers assembled by the Africa-China Reporting Project and Inkyfada, and will include training sessions on North African countries’ relations with China, current trends and misunderstandings; multimedia journalism, online tools and resources; data journalism and data visualisation, visual storytelling and audience engagement; and cyber security, among other topics. The workshop will also include engagement with and supervision of specific China-North Africa investigations to be undertaken by the participating journalists after the workshop for which they will receive reporting grants.  

How to Apply:  Applications must be sent to [email protected] by September 11 2019, and should contain the following (only documents in PDF format will be accepted):

  • Applicant CV
  • Brief proposal outlining (a) story to be investigated with clear headline; story relevance, significance and expected outcomes, (b) proposed publication/platform, and (c) itemised budget for reporting investigation totalling no more than US$1,500
  • List of previously published reporting 

Potential investigation topics

  • Chinese projects, investments and workers in North Africa and the impact on local communities 
  • China’s efforts to advance industrialisation and development in North Africa   
  • Chinese training programmes and skills transfers/job creation in North Africa
  • Investigations on whether China’s investments in North Africa are implemented consistently with its commitments expressed in China Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) documents 
  • The Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) in North Africa and how the region is set to benefit and participate in future
  • Any evidence of corruption or unlawful activities by Chinese companies in North Africa and how these can be investigated 
  • Cultural and people-to-people perceptions and exchanges 
  • North African students trained in China and application of their skills back in North Africa 
  • Wildlife poaching and trafficking in North Africa and how if at all Chinese interests are involved 


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