Deadline: June 20, 2022
Applications are open for the InfoNile Workshop 2022: Reporting on Rivers and Biodiversity. Journalists and editors from the Nile basin countries will be hosted in Uganda for a weeklong workshop that will feature presentations, field trips, discussions, practical sessions, and group activities on; Covering rivers and biodiversity in the Nile Basin (the gaps and the opportunities); Data and Geo Journalism, Science Journalism, Investigative Journalism, and Story Pitching.
At the end of the workshop, you will present a story pitch to the InfoNile Team under the theme: Reporting on rivers and biodiversity in the Nile Basin for possible funding and mentorship.
This workshop is organized by InfoNile. InfoNile is a cross-border group of geo journalists with a mission to uncover critical stories on water issues in the Nile River Basin through data-based multimedia storytelling. InfoNile is a project of Water Journalists Africa, the largest network of journalists reporting on water in the African continent.
The Nile River is a complex freshwater ecosystem that sustains a tremendous amount of life. It is one of Africa’s most precious resources. Millions of people and various species depend on its waters.
The Nile River provides various habitats for species along its length and its basin. Climate change, degradation and the unsustainable use of the Nile and other rivers’ resources threaten both the populations’ livelihoods and the biodiversity in the basin, which also impacts human livelihoods. In this workshop, mentors and experts on lotic biodiversity, data and science journalism will provide insights on how to best report on rivers as ecosystems and habitats for various species in the Nile basin.
Successful journalists will receive:
- Transport to Uganda and back to their home country.
- Accommodation including meals for the duration of the workshop.
- Outstanding story pitches will receive grants and mentorship to produce their stories.
- Open to reporters and editors from Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- Applicants must be available to take part in all the days of the program.
The application deadline is June 20, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.
For more information, visit InfoNile Workshop.