As part of its African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, the IWMF will lead eight trips to the region over the course of 2016. The IWMF plans to work with more than 250 women journalists to help reshape media narratives about the African Great Lakes region. Over the next four years, the IWMF is leading groups of women journalists to the Central African Republic, DRC, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. 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 briefings by regional experts. Participating journalists will participate in one week of in-country independent reporting as well as group activities, and will have the opportunity to interact with key multi-sector stakeholders as well as local journalists. The IWMF pays for fellowship-related expenses including travel, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs.