Call for applications – Covering oil, gas and mining in Uganda

The African Centre for Media Excellence, with support of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, is calling for applications from journalists in Uganda interested in attending this year’s training programme on effective coverage of oil, gas, and mining.

The training consists of a series of two core courses to take place in Kampala. The first course, a foundational one, will last five days — from 9-13 April 2018. The second course, slated for June, is a follow-up workshop running for eight days, and will include a study tour of petroleum/mining sites.

The courses offer knowledge and skills modules within a context of holistic and comprehensive support to journalists. This support is through mentoring, study tours, coaching, access to sources, use of data, innovative use of digital and online databases, as well as interaction with peers, experts, policy makers, and oversight actors. The courses are interactive, practical, and participant-driven.

Who Will Attend

This call is intended for early- to mid-career journalists in Uganda working with media organisations, including online platforms. Freelance journalists are free to apply.

Selected journalists will be sponsored and required to commit to and complete all aspects of this residential training programme before, during, and after the courses.

 What to Do if Interested

Send an email to and by 23 March 2018.

Provide the following information in your email:

  1. Your full name
  2. Your phone number
  3. Name of the media organisation or platform you report for
  4. Website of the media organisation or platform you report for
  5. Name, email, and phone number of your editor or editorial supervisor who will approve your participation in the training

Story Samples: Include in your email three to five samples of your stories on oil, gas and mining. If you have not reported on these issues, provide story samples on other topics you have covered. Samples may be submitted as online links or attached as scanned copies or audio and video files.

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