Applications are open for the Wits Centre for Journalism’s African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) Grant 2023. The Wits Centre for Journalism’s African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) is offering grants to journalists to investigate health issues in seven African countries: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa. The grants are supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The grants are intended to enable and encourage knowledge and awareness of health issues among journalists, to encourage the exposure of health issues and to give journalists the time and resources to do in-depth, investigative reporting.
Investigative Journalism Conference Grant
- Grants will range from $1,000 to $3,000, depending on the scope of the investigation, and the work must be completed within three months.
Eligibility for Investigative Journalism Conference Grant
- Any journalist or team of journalists may apply, and the work may be done in any medium/media.
- You are not eligible if you have received a grant from Wits Centre for Journalism in the last two years.
- They favour work which is in the public interest, aims to reveal new information, is in-depth and investigative in nature and uses innovative techniques, approaches or technologies.
- They encourage applications from both experienced and new journalists. They may offer mentors for the less experienced.
Grant decisions are made by an independent panel of experts and are treated confidentially. It will be your responsibility to get the material published/broadcast. Indicate to the organisers where you intend to publish/broadcast. An expression of interest from the publisher/broadcaster will assist your application.
Application of Investigative Journalism Conference Grant
After completing the application form, applicants should also submit a CV, a budget and where possible an expression of interest from a publisher/broadcaster to [email protected]
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.
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