The Africa-China Reporting Project (ACRP) at the Wits Centre for Journalism in Johannesburg invites journalists worldwide to submit proposals for reporting Grant.
- Successful applicants will get a reporting grant of US$1,000 to investigate issues related to:
- digital identity
- internet shutdowns
- freedom of expression online
- Also, access to information
- Internet access
- women’s rights online
- digital empowerment for underserved communities
- inclusive digital access, data privacy
- In addition, technology in Africa
- The ACRP will also be participating in the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF): Towards a digitally inclusive and rights-respecting Africa
How to apply
Mail the applications to the address below before the deadlines.
The application should contain the following (only documents in MS Word or PDF formats will be accepted):
- Applicant CV
- A brief proposal outlining:
- story to be investigated with a clear headline and explanation of story relevance and significance
- also, the investigation methodology
- proposed publication/platform
- in addition, itemized budget totaled no more than US$1,000.
- Moreover, a list of previously published relevant reporting, if any.
Potential issues to be investigated
The following themes can guide journalists to identify specific topics for investigating issues around digital identity in the Nigerian/West African context:
- Regional, national, and community government-issued IDs
- Private-sector data practices
- Governance, regulations, transparency, and accountability
- Also, Technology innovations and start-up companies
- Foreign partnerships and investors
- Development and security agendas and human rights
- Risks and harms
- Trends and research
- In addition, Privacy and user control