CLOSED – Cross-border reporting grant on East Africa extractive industries

African Centre for Media Excellence, with support of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, is pleased to announce a grant for ambitious journalists to collaborate on regional story ideas on the subject of oil, gas and mining.

For avoidance of doubt, the story ideas  must have an East African cross-border bearing and must involve collaboration between a journalist/news outlet in Uganda with another journalist/news outlet from Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, or South Sudan.

Eastern Africa is striving to exploit its extractive resources (oil, gas, and minerals). Consequently, several multinational companies such as TOTAL and Tullow operate in more than one country in the region. Key infrastructure pieces such as export pipelines are running across international borders. How are these developments shaping or reshaping East Africa’s geopolitics? What are the environmental, fiscal, livelihood impacts and how are countries and communities responding across borders? How about the private sector, and civil society? We see a good opportunity for imaginative journalists to attempt to make sense of what is going on through compelling stories. The time to start is now.

To be considered for the grant of $1,800, at least two journalists/newsrooms (one being Ugandan) must submit a joint application making a case for why their idea is worth pursuing.

To apply, please fill out and submit the application form online. Note that endorsement of the application by senior editors from either media house is required.

You can also download, fill out the application form here and email it to

Submission of applications is open on a rolling basis until 30 June 2018.

Questions? Call +256 772 575 140 or email

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