Deadline: June 1, 2016
The International Reporting Project (IRP) is pleased to offer up to five international reporting fellowships to cover the 2016 AIDS conference and TB pre-conference in Durban, South Africa. The 21st International AIDS Conference will take place in Durban, South Africa, from July 16-22. The theme, “Access Equity Rights Now,” highlights the unequal access of HIV-positive patients to health care around the world.
- Fellows’ round-trip air tickets to South Africa, visa, hotel accommodation, local transportation and several meals will be provided by the IRP.
- The IRP will also arrange journalists’ press accreditation for the conference.
The fellows will arrive in Durban by July 15 and depart on or after July 23. Those who wish to extend their stay after the fellowship will have the option to arrange that at their own expense.
- Open to international journalists with significant experience covering health and development.
- Applications are welcomed from print and online journalists, including writers, photographers, videographers, data journalists, social media producers and others.
- This trip is not open to students.
- All candidates must complete an application form and provide an essay of at least 500 words describing the narrative they would pursue at the conference.
Topics may include disparities in access to health care, the search for cures and treatments, drug resistance, prevention research, human rights violations and the role of marginalized communities in battling the diseases, among other topics.