Call for Applications: Mexico and Honduras Reporting Fellowships


Call for Applications: Mexico and Honduras Reporting Fellowships | July 2017 | DEADLINE: April 18, 2017

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The IWMF is pleased to announce reporting trips to Mexico and Honduras. Two groups of six journalists will report on Migration from Mexico or Honduras. The Mexico trip will be based in Tijuana, Baja California and the Honduras trip will be based in Tegucigalpa.

These opportunities are part of the Adelante Reporting Initiative. The 44 IWMF Adelante Fellows to date have covered a wide range of under-reported topics including Women and Health, Rural Development, Immigration, Security, and Conservation. 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: July 6 – 20, 2017

ABOUT THE REPORTING TRIPS TO MEXICO AND HONDURAS:

Fellows on HEFAT training

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

Both trips will take place July 6 – 20, 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 July 7 – 10. Fellows then depart for a eight-day in-country independent reporting from Tijuana, Mexico or Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 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 currently working full time in the news media, with three (3) or more years of professional experience. 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 March 21 – April 18, 2017.

Have questions about the application process? Want to hear from IWMF Fellows about their experiences on the ground? Take a look at our Twitter chat! Follow @IWMF and include #IWMFfellow to join the conversation.

Mexico reporting trip: apply in English or in Spanish

Honduras reporting trip: apply in English or in Spanish

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