Call for Applications: Colombia and El Salvador Reporting Fellowships


Call for Applications: Colombia and El Salvador Reporting Fellowships | March/April 2017 | DEADLINE: January 31, 2017

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The IWMF is pleased to announce reporting trips to El Salvador and Colombia. A group of six journalists will report on Women, Peace, and Security in Colombia. The trip will be base in Quibdó, Department of Chocó. Concurrently, another group of six journalists will cover Rural Development and Security from San Salvador, El Salvador.

These opportunities are part of the Adelante Reporting Initiative. The 39 IWMF Adelante Fellows to date have covered a wide range of under-reported topics including Women and Health, Rural Development, Immigration, and Conservation and Sustainable Development. Their work has been aired and published by leading media outlets around the world.

Now in the second year of the Adelante program, the IWMF will continue to lead groups of women journalists to Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the Mexico-United States border. By 2020, over 250 women journalists will have participated in Adelante.

REPORTING TRIP DATES: March 26 – April 8, 2017

ABOUT THE REPORTING TRIPS TO COLOMBIA AND EL SALVADOR:

Fellows on HEFAT training

IWMF Fellows Receive Hostile Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT) Before All Reporting Trips

Both trips will take place March 26 – April 8, 2017, which includes travel dates. All Fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City, Mexico, where they will complete comprehensive security training and an orientation about Latin America and Adelante focus countries from March 27-29. Fellows then depart for a eight-day in-country independent reporting from Quibdó, Colombia or San Salvador, El Salvador, where they will have the opportunity to network with in-country journalists, collaborate with international peers, and access a wide range of sources and sites relevant to their reporting. The IWMF reserves the right to change reporting locations based on the realtime security situation in both locations.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS AND EXPENSES:

The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows within the scope of the Fellowship base location and trip dates. The IWMF also covers Fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, lodging, meals, and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Visa costs will also be covered. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas, for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the Fellowship.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
  • Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.

Before submitting an application, journalists are encouraged to review the application criteria and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

ONLINE APPLICATION:

The IWMF will accept online applications from December 6, 2016 – January 31, 2017.

Have questions about the application process? Want to hear from IWMF Fellows about their experiences on the ground? We’re hosting a Twitter chat on January 11, 2017! Follow @IWMF and include #IWMFfellow to join the conversation.

Colombia reporting trip: apply in English or in Spanish

El Salvador reporting trip: apply in English or in Spanish

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