Training Opportunity — Reporting Health and HIV/AIDS in Uganda

About the Course

African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) has obtained funding from the United States Mission in Uganda to continue delivering training on reporting health and HIV/AIDS under its wider Knowledge-Based Journalism Programme.

The first training sought to equip journalists and media practitioners with the requisite skills and knowledge to engage in health journalism that informs and empowers the ordinary person to demand their rights and hold the powerful to account.

The new training programme – Entrenching Knowledge-Based Health Journalism in Uganda – will build on the gains made from the previous course by extending training to more journalists, delivering a “master class” course for journalists who have some prior training in health reporting, as well as providing reporting grants for in-depth and investigative health reporting.

ACME is now calling for applications from qualified journalists working in Kampala to two five-day training workshops aimed at enhancing skills and knowledge to effectively report on health. The two workshops will be held about two months apart.

Please note that the call for applications for the reporting grants and the “master class” (5-day training) will be announced at a later date.

Who Can Apply

  • Reporters and editors who want to develop or improve their skills in health reporting.

 Applicants are expected to:

  • Have at least three years’ experience working in the media
  • Be ready to participate in all the two five-day trainings (Course A & B)
  • Publish/broadcast at least two stories between the start of Course A and the end of Course B.

 Slots Available: 15

 Training Dates

  • Course A: Monday, 29 January – Friday, 2 February 2018
  • Course B: Monday, 9 – Friday, 13 April 2018

How to Apply

Send us:

  1. A one-page cover letter that contains basic information (your name, title, media house, how long you have worked as a journalist, mobile phone number, editorial supervisor’s phone number and email address), and two paragraphs on why you want to participate in this training.
  2. Two samples of your best stories.
  3. A supporting letter from your editorial supervisor stating that they will give you time off to fully attend both trainings. Note that applications without this letter will not be considered.

Submit the three (3) sets of documents together to with the subject line, Reporting Health, 2018

 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, 12 January 2018

Harriet Anena

Harriet Anena is ACME’s Special Projects Officer

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