Deadline: February 3, 2014
The International Reporting Project (IRP) is pleased to announce a two-week new media reporting trip on April 5–19 to Brazil. Applications are now being accepted from New media Journalists worldwide. IRP Fellows to Brazil will focus on issues related to health, poverty, hunger, and development, including successes and challenges in maternal health, child mortality, HIV/AIDS, hunger and food security, technological innovation, economy and business, urban and rural health care, environmental sustainability and women’s empowerment, among others.
The trip will include visits to Brazil’s urban and rural areas to see how the country has addressed issues of poverty, health, and hunger. These are particularly timely topics, given Brazil’s role hosting the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
The IRP will purchase the Fellows’ round-trip air tickets to Brazil, pay for hotel costs, meals and local transportation, and reimburse visa costs. Fellows who wish to extend their stay after the fellowship will have the option to arrange that at their own expense.
“New media journalists” include media professionals, bloggers, influential social media practitioners, and freelance contributors. Some priority will be given to participants from the United States, United Kingdom, India, Nigeria, Kenya and South Arica, but applicants from all nations are eligible.
All candidates must fill out an application form and provide a detailed essay describing the types of stories they might pursue during the Brazil trip.
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