2017 Senegal International Reporting Project Fellowship
Applications are been accepted at the The International Reporting Project (IRP) for a group reporting trip focusing on gender, human rights and civil society issues issues in Senegal from November 10-20, 2017.Eligible persons are welcome to apply and all submission are to be made before the stated deadline, Hurry and apply!!
Senegal, one of Africa’s most prosperous and democratic countries, has enjoyed an economic boom since the late 1990s, primarily reliant on agriculture. Political stability, religious tolerance and rich culture bind together the country’s 15 million citizens, though large segments of the population lack equal access to economic, health and educational resources. Its capital, Dakar, is the western-most point of the African continent, and standards of living vary greatly between the coast and the rural inland communities.
Institution: International Reporting Project (IRP)
To Be Taken At (Country): Senegal
Value of Award: The IRP will purchase the fellows’ round-trip air tickets to Senegal and will pay for visas, hotel costs, local transportation and most meals. Fellows who wish to extend their stay after the fellowship will have the option to arrange that at their own expense.
Eligible Countries: All
- This trip is open to experienced, full-time journalists and media professionals, including print and online journalists, writers, photographers, videographers, data journalists, social media producers and others.
- This trip is not open to students. Citizens of all countries are eligible.
- This is a working trip, and participants are expected to produce stories and/or other reported content in the form articles, slideshows, video, audio, blog posts, infographics, social media posts and more.
How to Apply: All candidates must complete an application form, including a detailed essay of at least 800 words describing the types of stories they might pursue in Senegal and which outlets may publish their work.
Application Deadline: 24th September 2017
Award Providers: International Reporting Project (IRP)