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GIJN Journalism Fellowships to Investigate Migration, Labor Issues in Gulf Countries, 2018

The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) now wishes to invite applicants for its Journalism Fellowships to Investigate Migration, Labor Issues in Gulf Countries. Fellows will receive airfare and hotel to attend the workshop, with free mentoring by outside editors.

The aim of the fellowship is to support journalists who have looked for a chance to develop your investigative journalism skills and cover issues on immigrant workers and forced labour.

The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) is “an international association of nonprofit organizations that support, promote and produce investigative journalism.” Its membership is open to “nonprofits, NGOs, and educational organizations” that are active in investigative reporting and data journalism.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: January 10, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowship is available for journalists.
  • Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded to Investigate Migration and Labor Issues.
  • Scholarship Award: Fellows will receive airfare and hotel to attend the workshop, with free mentoring by outside editors.
  • In addition, the two journalists submitting the most impressive stories will receive travel grants to attend the 2019 Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Nationality: Applicants from six Persian Gulf Arab countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) are eligible to apply for the fellowship.
  • Number of Scholarships: Number of fellowships is not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Applicants from six Persian Gulf Arab countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) are eligible to apply for the fellowship.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be a journalist.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must be fluent in English.

Journalism Scholarship

Application Procedure:

How to Apply:

  • To apply, applicants should send a cover letter with a story idea related to forced labour and immigrant workers. Include a detailed plan of how you will develop sources, gather facts, and conduct their investigation.
  • The plan should include the following:
  • Story title or topic.
  • A paragraph explaining the proposed story.
  • Steps planned for your investigation.
  • Who are the alleged victims and what is the possible wrong-doing.
  • Who is allegedly responsible for the problem (government offices, brokers, etc.)
  • What are the elements that need to be investigated?
  • Potential story sources.
  • Links to relevant or similar stories that report on the same issue.
  • Please send the plan with the latest resume to email.

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