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Journalists’ Training Opportunity for Reporting on Oil, Gas and Minerals – 2014

rCALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Revenue Watch Institute-Natural Resource Charter offers a media capacity development program for reporters in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. Applications are invited from practitioners who work for media organizations based in these countries. The program is designed for early- to mid-career journalists with a demonstrated interest in covering the extractive sectors of oil, gas and minerals. Good management of extractive resources and revenues requires informed, responsive, and dynamic media to provide necessary oversight and inform the public about critical governance issues.

THE TRAINING PROGRAM

We offer holistic and comprehensive support to journalists through specialized knowledge and skills modules, professional mentoring, experiential learning, reporting grants, prizes for outstanding reporting, access to sources and vital information, as well as interaction with peers, experts, policy makers, and oversight actors.

At the core of the training program, developed in collaboration with Thomson Reuters Foundation, are two residential courses. The foundation Course A, an Africa regional workshop, will take place in Kampala, Uganda, on 4-13 JUNE 2014 and will bring together participants from Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda. The follow-up Course B will consist of three parallel national workshops in Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda. These will take place in August 2014.

Successful applicants will be sponsored and required to commit to and complete all aspects of the training. The program will run for six months and includes a series of individual and collective learning activities and professional support. The training will be delivered in partnership with PenPlusBytes in Ghana, Journalists’ Environmental Association of Tanzania, and African Centre for Media Excellence in Uganda.

Learn more about the Revenue Watch Institute media program at:
http://www.revenuewatch.org/publications/fact_sheets/strengthening-media-oversight-extractive-sectors

HOW TO APPLY

As this is a competitive process, training will be offered to reporters submitting the strongest applications, by providing the information requested in the application form. The closing date for submissions is 15 MARCH 2014.

Please click on this link to apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YDQTVC3

 

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