Thomson Reuters Foundation Reporting on Illicit Finance in Africa workshop for Journalists Fully Funded

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Thomson Reuters Foundation Reporting on Illicit Finance in Africa workshop for Journalists Fully Funded

Thomson Reuters Foundation in partnership with the Media Development Centre is looking for Arabic-speaking journalists based in Africa who are motivated to understand how their country could be losing money via illicit means.

Application Deadline: January 6th 2019

Dates: Monday, 18 February – Friday, 22 February 2019 | Location: Tunis, Tunisia

Wealth of Nations is a long-term engagement, and journalists who take part must commit to all elements of the scheme, signing an agreement to this effect. These elements include:

  • The production of stories or investigations on illicit financial flows
  • A mentoring support scheme that will help produce these stories
  • Intensive training on reporting illicit finance
    • The first workshop will take place from Monday, 18 February – Friday, 22 February 2019 at the Media Development Centre in Tunis
    • Selected participants will be invited to a follow-up workshop from Thursday, 04 April – Saturday, 06 April 2019


  • Journalists with at least two years of professional experience.
  • It is an advantage if you are familiar with investigative journalism, reporting on finances and/or dealing with numbers more generally. But if you have a strong motivation to learn about and understand these issues then we will consider your application.
  • You must be able to spend significant time working on illicit finance stories or investigations.
  • Both freelancers and staff journalists may apply. Journalists working for a news organisation will need consent from their editor to take part. Freelancers should provide evidence that one or more media organisations will be willing to take their work.
  • Journalists working in any medium or multiple media are welcome to apply (print, online, radio or television).
  • The Journalists should be based in Africa and working for one or more African media organisations.
  • Journalists applying must have fluent Arabic.


  • Two work samples
  • A letter from your editor consenting to your participation

Please have these ready before you begin the form.
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For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Thomson Reuters Foundation 2019 Reporting on Illicit Finance in Africa

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