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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