Call for application: Inequalities Reporting Fellowship

The Africa Centre for Development Journalism (ACDJ), under its Sub-national Development Data Accountability Reporting Project, invites applications from qualified Nigerian full-time or freelance journalists to participate in its Inequalities Reporting Fellowship. The project is part of a Collaborative Media Partnership Supported by the MacArthur Foundation through the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ).

Successful applicants are expected to fully participate in all the fellowship activities that include a 2-day intensive training workshop in Lagos, at least 4 weeks of mentoring and execution of a report having received a reporting grant. The reports will be published/broadcast by their media houses as well as the ACDJ website. The reports may be human angle based but will also be data and evidence based.

Applicants should have a record of reporting on one or more of the following inequality themes: Economic Inequality, Education/Skills Inequality, Food & Nutrition Inequality, Gender Inequality / Gender Based Violence, Health Inequality, Multi-Dimensional Poverty and Underdevelopment, Negative Cultural Practices such as Forced Child ‘Marriage’ & Female Genital Mutilation / Cutting, People Living With Disability & Inequality, Political / Representation Inequality, Social Status Inequality, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Inequality – And / Or  Census, Population and Demography-related issues in relationship to humanitarian emergencies, conflict, poverty and underdevelopment.

Applicants selected to participate in the fellowship must secure a written consent of their Editors to participate in the fellowship and for publication/broadcast of their special reports by their media houses.

Application deadline: Sunday 1 October 2023 by 11:59 pm West African Time (WAT).

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Note: ACDJ operates a 50/50 gender policy. Female Journalists are encouraged to apply.

Author: Ruth Kasham

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