Applications call for Africa-China Reporting Project at Wits Journalism 2020
The Africa-China Reporting Project at Wits Journalism is inviting journalists to submit proposals for reporting grants of up to US$1,500 for investigations focused on public health and related issues. The Project provides capacity building and facilitation in the form of reporting grants, workshops and other opportunities for journalists to investigate complex dynamics and uncover untold stories. The organizers encourage journalists to emphasize on-the-ground impact and perspectives to illustrate how the lives of Africa’s people are changing amid the comprehensive phenomenon of Africa-China interactions.
The followings are the focus areas of Africa-China Reporting Project at Wits Journalism 2020
- The current state of preparedness in Africa for the COVID-19 epidemic.
- The existing state of public/private health services and programs in Africa and expected requirements to deal with extreme crises and pandemics such as COVID-19.
- Current interaction, exchange, and engagement between African and Chinese or foreign health professionals, practitioners, companies, and institutions.
- Application in Africa of knowledge and successful measures used to fight the pandemic in China and elsewhere.
- Use of Chinese and other foreign health technology in Africa.
- Inspiring role models, humanitarians, innovators and advocates in the current climate of the African public health sector.
- Investigations of xenophobia and stigma inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic and other public health issues.
- Local community health solutions, capacity, and measures in African countries.
- Application of public health best practices in Africa.
- Public health data and measuring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The impact of media coverage on pandemics and best practices for journalists for covering pandemics.
- The economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Lessons for combating the COVID-19 pandemic from previous pandemics and diseases.
Candidates must send an email with the heading APPLICATION: PUBLIC HEALTH REPORTING GRANT to [email protected] by no later than 30 April 2020. Moreover, the application must contain the following items (in attachments in MS Word or PDF formats)
- Applicant CV including a list of the previous reporting.
- Proposal for the story to be investigated, with a clear proposed headline at the start and a brief report of WHAT will be investigated and HOW with a methodology for how and where the investigation will be undertaken.
- An indication of where the investigation will be published.
- A detailed budget with specific line items totaling as much as US$1,500.
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