Deadline: August 2, 2013
The International Reporting Project (IRP) has announced a ten-day new media reporting trip on September 29-October 9 to the East African country of Tanzania. The aim is to examine issues related to hunger, poverty, and food security and contribute to this important international debate in the lead-up to World Food Day 2013. Applications for the trip are now being accepted.
The IRP trip will focus on issues related to agricultural production, hunger and nutrition, and economic development in Tanzania, including stunting and undernutrition, environmental sustainability, agriculture markets, agricultural and health policy, technology and innovation in agriculture, and other closely related themes.
- Some priority will be given to applicants from the United States, but new media journalists from all nations are eligible. New media journalists include media professionals, bloggers, influential social media practitioners, and freelance contributors.
- Participants on this trip will have an opportunity to visit urban and rural sites in order to gain an understanding of general and specific challenges to ensuring food security in Tanzania.
- The IRP will purchase the Fellows’ round-trip air tickets to Tanzania, pay for hotel costs, meals and local transportation.
- Participants will have to obtain their own visas to Tanzania, but the IRP will reimburse them for the visa costs.
- Fellows who wish to extend their stay in Tanzania after the fellowship will have the option to arrange that at their own expense.
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