Report on Gender and LGBTI Rights - International Reporting Project Fellowships
The International Reporting Project (IRP) is now accepting applications for reporting fellowships on women’s rights or LGBTI rights.
These fellowships are intended to provide in-depth coverage of important, under-covered international issues.
Areas of Interest
Applicants may propose any stories that focus upon women’s rights or LGBTI rights (or both). Topics might include:
◾gender- and orientation-based discrimination and violence;
◾the role of culture and religion;
◾reproductive, sexual and maternal health;
◾vulnerability to and leadership on climate change;
◾the effects of conflict upon marginalized communities;
◾and other topics.
◾Consideration will be given to applicants from and projects in Central America, Francophone West Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. Applicants are encouraged to propose stories and destinations not covered by recent IRP fellows, although some exceptions may be made.
◾Staffers and freelancers alike are encouraged to apply. The fellowships are intended for professional journalists who have worked for years as professionals and who have a record of outstanding achievement in reporting for influential media outlets. (This fellowship is not intended for students or for recent graduates without professional reporting experience.)
How to Apply
All applicants must fill out an application form available on the website.
Deadline: 12 December 2016.
◾Central America: Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.
◾Francophone West Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Benin and Niger.
◾South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
◾Southeast Asia: Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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