Applications invited for DW Akademie’s new project on conflict sensitive reporting

Journalists from Burundi, DR Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda are invited to apply to participate in a new project on conflict sensitive reporting organized by DW Akademie. The aim of the project is to support practicing and talented African journalists to tell their stories in-depth investigations while unveiling and countering fake news. In addition the goal is to empower and enable journalists as well as media outlets to cover controversial topics in a conflict sensitive way.

  • Are you an inquisitive journalist?
  • Do you want to get to the bottom of a story?
  • Do you want to gain expertise on how to identify and unveil fake news? – Are you curious about verification and research tools?
  • Do you want to develop your journalistic profile in conflict sensitive journalism?
  • Do you want to expand your professional network working with journalists from East Africa and the Great Lakes region?

DW Akademie’s project TELL THE STORY! is addressing the media’s crucial role in delivering thoroughly researched facts in a conflict sensitive way and thereby promoting peace and democracy.

18 participants from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and the DRC will have the opportunity to expand their journalistic profile by experiencing hands on investigative journalism research combined with professional guidance.

What is expected:

  • At least 3 years experience in journalism (TV, radio, print, online)
  • A desire to learn investigative journalism techniques
  • Fluent in French or English 4. nationality Burundi, DR Congo, Kenyan, Rwanda, Tanzania or Uganda
  • Willingness and ability to travel and take part in all phases of the project from May 2017 until December 2017

For further details about the project, eligibility and application, visit DW Akademie.

The deadline for applications has been moved to 27 April 2017.

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