An Opportunity For Female Reporters To Go To Rwanda/DRC And Uganda


The International Women’s Media Foundation announced its cross-border reporting trips to Africa. First one to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and second to Uganda. A group of female journalists will report on conservation and sustainable agriculture in Rwanda/DRC from January 26 – February 12, 2016. Concurrently, another group will cover themes of democracy and governance in Uganda from January 26 – February 8, 2016. The online application to take part in these trips will be open through October 3, 2015.

Here are main criteria to participate in the program:

  • All nationalities are welcome to apply, but non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills.
  • Applicants must be professional journalists with at least 3 years of professional experience in journalism working in print, broadcast, or digital media.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate support from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.

Reporting trips are fully funded. 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, lodging, meals, and fixers/interpreters.

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