Participate In The Initiative


As part of its African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, the IWMF will continue to lead groups of women journalists to the Central African Republic, DRC, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda between 2015-2018. By 2019, more than 250 women journalists will have helped reshape media narratives about the African Great Lakes region. Please subscribe to receive email updates and application deadlines.
If you are interested in participating in upcoming reporting trips, please review the application guidelines and frequently asked questions (FAQs), and sign up for our email updates below.

The first three days of each reporting trip will consist of comprehensive security training and an orientation. Fellows then depart for one week of in-country reporting where they will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report independently and collaboratively with their peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting. The IWMF pays for fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs.

  • GreatLakes06-thn Call for Applications: Democratic Republic of the Congo
    From May 4 – 17, 2017, we will organize two concurrent reporting trips to the DRC, which will include Hostile Environments and First Aid Training (HEFAT) from May 4-7. Fellows then depart for a week of in-country work May 8 – 17 from Lubumbashi and surrounding areas in southeast Katanga province, or from Goma.
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  • GreatLakes06-thn Application Guidelines
    Before submitting an application, journalists are encouraged to review the application criteria and guidelines which includes a link to a complete sample application.

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  • TEXT FAQs For more details about these reporting fellowships, and additional information on how to apply, please read our answers to frequently asked questions.

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