Jamal Khashoggi Award (“JKA”) for Courageous Journalism shows people that journalists are not going to step aside, cannot be silenced, and deserve to be recognized for their strength in the face of adversity. The Award honors the brave journalists who expose abuse of power and corruption, share difficult truths, discuss taboo topics and work in hostile environments. The JKA also recognize the pioneers who knocked down barriers to make it possible for people all over the world to find their voices and make themselves heard. Threats, attacks, government oppression, a stubborn glass ceiling, accusations of fake news and a growing mistrust of the media all threaten press freedom around the world. Journalists often feel the greatest brunt of these attacks. In fact, at least 49 journalists have been killed for their work so far in 2018.
The Jamal Khashoggi Award grants by Inti Raymi Fund will support five investigative journalistic projects with a maximum amount of 5000 U.S. dollars each; to cover out-of-pocket expenses such as travel, document collection, and equipment rental. ($2,500 upfront and $2,500 upon completion and publishing of the story)
The grant is intended for journalists and writers who are working on investigative projects related to human rights violations, women’s rights, human and sex trafficking, corruption and abuse of power, and climate change impact. Freelance or permanently employed individual journalists, or small teams of journalists can apply. Applicants must be published journalists with at least 2 years professional experience and a track record of prior publications. Applicants with no experience may be considered. Journalists who are not older than 35 years and who live and work as journalists are eligible to participate until the 15th January 2019.
How to Apply
JKA will not support any idea for the investigation that is vague and based on wide generalities. Applicants must narrow their scope and present a focused plan to explore the issue they have chosen.