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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.

  • GreatLakes06-thn CLOSED:Apply for Uganda, September 2016 Reporting Trip
    Thank you for applying! The trip will be based in Gulu, Northern Uganda and will take place September 15 – 27, 2016.

  • GreatLakes06-thn Application Guidelines
    Applicants must be women journalists with at least 3 years professional experience in journalism. Journalists working in print, broadcast, or digital media, including freelancers, are eligible. Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.

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  • TEXT FAQs Over the next four years, the IWMF will lead groups of women journalists to the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. 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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