2018 GIJN Journalism Fellowships to Investigate Migration, Labor Issues in Gulf Countries, Germany
Brief Description: Application is currently invited by the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) for its 2018 GIJN Journalism Fellowships to Investigate Migration, Labor Issues in Gulf Countries. Benefits associated with this is that Fellows will receive airfare and hotel to attend the workshop, with free mentoring by outside editors.
The GIJN Journalism Fellowships aims at assisting journalists who have looked for a chance to develop their investigative journalism skills and cover issues on immigrant workers and forced labour.
About The Host Organisation:
The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) is “an international association of nonprofit organizations that support, promote and produce investigative journalism.” Its membership is open to “nonprofits, NGOs, and educational organizations” that are active in investigative reporting and data journalism.
- Level of Study: GIJN Journalism Fellowships is available for journalists.
- Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded to Investigate Migration and Labor Issues.
- Scholarship Worth: Fellows will receive airfare and hotel to attend the workshop, with free mentoring by outside editors.
- In addition, the two journalists submitting the most impressive stories will receive travel grants to attend the 2019 Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Hamburg, Germany.
- Applicants Nationality: Applicants for the GIJN Journalism Fellowships must be from six Persian Gulf Arab countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) to be eligible to apply.
- Number of Scholarships: Number of fellowships is not given.
- Scholarship/Study to be taken in(Country): Germany
- Eligible Countries: Applicants from six Persian Gulf Arab countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) are eligible to apply for the fellowship.
- Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be a journalist.
- English Language Requirements: Applicants must be fluent in English.
How to Apply:
- To apply for the 2018 GIJN Journalism Fellowships, applicants should send a cover letter with a story idea related to forced labour and immigrant workers. Include a detailed plan of how you will develop sources, gather facts, and conduct their investigation.
- The plan should include the following:
- Story title or topic.
- A paragraph explaining the proposed story.
- Steps planned for your investigation.
- Who are the alleged victims and what is the possible wrong-doing.
- Who is allegedly responsible for the problem (government offices, brokers, etc.)
- What are the elements that need to be investigated?
- Potential story sources.
- Links to relevant or similar stories that report on the same issue.
- Please send the plan with the latest resume to email.
Application Deadline: January 10, 2018